War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0658 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 30, 1864-5.40 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The general commanding learns that your troops are halting at the works where the mine exploded. He directs that all your troops be pushed forward to the crest at once. Call on General Ord to move forward his troops at once.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS, Fourteen-Gun Battery, July 30, 1864-5.50 a. m.

General MEADE:

The Eighteenth Corps have just been ordered to push forward to the crest. The loss does not appear to be heavy. Some prisoners coming in.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain, Sixth Infantry.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 30, 1864-6 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Prisoners taken say there is no line in their rear, and that their men were falling back when ours advanced; that none of their troops have returned from the James. Our chance is now; push your men forward at all hazards (white and black) and don't lose time in making formations, but rush for the crest.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 30, 1864-6.05 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general wishes to know what is going on on your left, and whether it would be an advantage for Warren's supporting force to go in at once.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS, Fourteen-Gun Battery, July 30, 1864-6.10 a. m.

General MEADE:

General Burnside says that he has given orders to all his division commanders to push everything in at once.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain and Commissary of Musters.