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SIGNAL STATION, July 30, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

GENERAL: The enemy are moving at least two brigades of infantry from their right and our Ninth Corps front and right. They are now passing around where the road goes toward the town west of those chimneys.

J. C. PAINE,

Captain and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 30, 1864-8 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Since writing by Captain Jay, Captain Sanders has come in and reported condition of affairs. He says Griffin has advanced and been checked. This modifies my dispatch; still I should like to know the exact morale of your corps. Ord reports he cannot move till you get out of the way. Can't you let him pass out on your right, and let him try what he can do?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864-8.45 a. m.

General MEADE:

One gun has just been taken out of the mine and is now being put in position. Have not heard anything from the attack made from the left of mine. One set of colors just sent in, captured by the negroes.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain and Commissary of Musters.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864-9 a. m.

General MEADE:

The attack made on right of mine has been repulsed. A great many men are coming to the rear.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain, &c.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864-9 a. m.

General MEADE:

Many of the Ninth and Eighteenth Corps are retiring before the enemy. I think now is the time to put in the Fifth Corps promptly.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.