War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0664 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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(Received July 30, 1864-11.45 a. m.)

Major-General BURNSIDE:

Reports are not so favorable as in my last dispatch. Potter has lost a good many captured. Orders have been issued in accordance with your instructions to division commanders. The officers on the captured line to consult and act in concert in evacuating.

J. WHITE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 30, 1864-7.40 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding desires to know whether you still hold the crater, and, if so, whether you will be able to withdraw your troops from it safely to-night, and also to bring off the wounded. The commanding general wishes to know how many wounded are probably lying there. It will be recollected that on a former occasion General Beauregard declined to enter into any arrangement for the succor of the wounded and the burial of the dead lying under both fires, hence the necessity of immediate and active efforts for their removal in the present case.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, VA., July 30, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding, &c.:

In reoccupying his lines, has the enemy captured many of your men?

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

(Same to Major-General Ord.)

[JULY 30, 1864.]

General GRANT:

The enemy have not reoccupied their lines. General Burnside is at General Meade's headquarters.

J. WHITE,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 30, 1864-10.35 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding desires to know whether you have any wounded left on the field, and directs me to say that he is awaiting your reply to the dispatch of 7.40 p. m.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.