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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Does the order with regard to artillery firing apply also to mortar firing?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 29, 1864 - 5 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Yes; excepting Coehorns.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 29, 1864 - 5 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Are you not coming over? General Grant is here.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864.

General MEADE:

General Ferrero has a dispatch from the War Department that he has been confirmed and his place is with the army. Can I put him in command of his colored division? He is here.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 29, 1864 - 6.15 p.m.

General BURNSIDE:

In answer to your dispatch respecting General Ferrero, I am instructed by the commanding general to say that no official information of General Ferrero's reappointment has been received here. When such information is received here. When such information os received General Ferrero will be ordered to report to you, and you can assign him as you think best; but in case you then assign him to the command of the colored troops it will be necessary for you also to assign General White to a command in your corps.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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