War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0610 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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JULY 29, 1864 - 7 p.m.

General BURNSIDE:

Brigadier-General Ferrero has been ordered to report to you for assignment to duty.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 29, 1864 - 8 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Lieutenant Benyaurd has been detailed to report to you. I think he is now at your headquarters. If he should return without seeing you, at what hour do you desire him to report?

G. H. MENDELL,

Chief Engineer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 29, 1864 - 9.45 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

A dispatch* from General Ord refers to the late hour at which his troops will relieve yours in the trenches. The commanding general has informed General Ord that it is not necessary for you to wait for your troops to be relieved in the trenches by General Ord's, before forming them for the assault. They should be formed for the assault at the hour your deem best without any reference to General Ord's troops, who will enter the vacated trenches as soon as they can.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 29, 1864 - 11.45 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general wishes to know if that artillery firing is in your front? If so, what it is directed against?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

It is the mortar firing of the enemy in our front.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

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*See Ord to Meade, 9.25 p. m., p.632.

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