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reported to be captured almost entire; also, the Fifty-eighth Massachusetts and Second New York Mounted Rifles, and the Second Maryland Volunteers are almost entirely captured, besides several hundred of killed and wounded left upon the field. The line from which we advanced this morning is so weak that it is in great danger. I beg leave to call the attention of the commanding general to the fact that my division is reported as nearly annihilated, and cannot therefore possibly reoccupy the position from which it advanced this morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General.

P. S.-General Griffin sends me word that General Bartlett fell into the enemy's hands. My brigade commanders report that a very small proportion of the wounded were removed from the field.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, July 30, 1864-3 a. m.

General BURNSIDE:

Hartranft is now being relieved. General Willcox says he will be ready at the time. General Hartranft will from in the hollow in front of the burnt house.

WM. CUTTING,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864-8.20 a. m.

General BURNSIDE:

General Hartranft has dug out a gun, and is placing it in position to fire on the enemy on the left. Colonel Humphrey is assaulting the breast-works on the left of the crater.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

JULY 30, 1864-8.30 a. m.

General BURNSIDE:

Humphrey succeeded in forcing the rebel pits to the left of the crater. Is now working still farther to the left up the [sic] with the left portion of his brigade. I supposed Warren would attack, but of course without authority for thinking so. Hartranft is in same pits with Fourth Division.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, Before Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

SIR: There are a large number of our wounded men between our line and the crater, and, if proper, I would respectfully ask that a flag of truce be sent out to bring them in as soon as possible.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.