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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 26, 1864-5.20 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs you not to send the division ordered from your corps to occupy the intrenchments formerly occupied by Ferrero until you hear further from him. Hold it ready to move.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 26, 1864-5.30 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Your dispatch by Captain Bache received. The commanding general says you may suspend relieving the troops in the trenches until further orders.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-Genera and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 26, 1864-7.45 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general directs me to say that 8,000 pounds of powder with fuse will be sent you immediately by General Hunt, and that Major Duane will send you 8,000 sand-bags. The commanding general directs that you prepare your mine at once for explosion, but that you await further orders before springing it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 26, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of 7.45 p.m., and to say arrangements will be made accordingly.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 26, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Eight thousand pounds of powder have been ordered up. Will you have Colonel Peirce furnish a guide, as proposed, to the position of your train? Lieutenant Edie reports to me that all the fuse, 3,000 feet, has been sent to Captain Harris, your ordnance officer.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.