want more force? If so, how much? Can you have the guns hauled out by your own teams if there is not enough with them? Acknowledge receipt now and report as soon as you see Brooker.
HENRY J. HUNT,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864-6.40 a. m.
General Burnside has secured a lodgment in the enemy's line. I send you a dispatch just received.* I wish you would take Baxter's brigade and half of Lyle's and make the demonstration indicated in the dispatch, if practicable.
G. K. WARREN,
Major-General of Volunteers.
HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS, July 30, 1864.
(Received 8 a. m.)
[Major General G. K. WARREN:]
GENERAL: The lead-works are over one mile from the angle of my picket-line. I do not think an attack upon the enemy's works at or near that point at all practicable with the force I can spare. I can make a demonstration if it is desired. The cavalry are moving and will have the left uncovered.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
S. W. CRAWFORD,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 30, 1864-3.20 a. m.
As it is still so dark, the commanding general says you can postpone firing the mine if you think proper.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864-3.20 a. m.
The mine will be fired at the time designated. My headquarters will be at the fourteen-gun battery.
A. E. BURNSIDE,
*See Humphreys to Warren, 6.30 a. m., p. 652.