War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0528 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 27, 1864-10 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Hancock will remain across the James to-morrow, so that the mine will probably not be sprung till after to-morrow. Under the circumstances it would perhaps be better not to tamp the main gallery or so completely finish the loading as to endanger the efficacy of the mine in case of delay; at any rate there is no immediate hurry. Hancock found the enemy in considerable force in his front to-day, and has not made much progress since morning, but he is going to try it again to-morrow.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 27, 1864-10.35 p. m.

Major-General MEADE:

Your dispatch received. I have sent to the mine and will soon have a report, which I will forward.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OR THE POTOMAC,

July 27, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The wagon-master in charge of the train expected from City Point reported with it at the reserve ammunition train early this morning. What instructions shall be given?

Respectfully,

E. R. WARNER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Inspector of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 27, 1864.

Colonel WARNER:

I will have a guard placed over it at once. The wagon-master can reports to Captain Wright, in charge of our reserve train. It cannot be carried to the mine until after dark.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, FIRST DIV., NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., July 27, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report as general of the trenches for the twenty-four hours ending at 8 a. m. to-day as follows: In the lines of the First Division the policing is very thoroughly done. The work