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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 20, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The commanding general requests me to say that he knows of nothing to prevent your going to City Point this p. m.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 20, 1864-1 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

Have I the power to relieve Brigadier-General Ferrero from command, or must the application be made to army headquarters?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 20, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

I am instructed to say that General Ferrero's application to be relieved from duty with this army should be sent to these headquarters.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 20, 1864.

Colonel L. RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Burnside desires that you will send over at once by a special messenger the papers in the case of General Ferrero.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 20, 1864-9 p. m.

General WILLIAMS:

We to-day blew up, by a mortar shell, a magazine of the enemy's in their redoubt near the road. Another house within their lines from which their sharpshooters were annoying us was set on fire by one of our batteries and consumed. The usual amount of firing is going on.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 20, 1864.

(Received 11.30 p. m.)

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The application of General Ferrero was sent up this afternoon. Your dispatch calling for the papers of General Ferrero I presume referred