War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0024 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, August 2, 1864-11 p. m. (Received 11.40 p. m.)

Major-General MEADE:

I will send you a report as soon as Turner comes in, which will be some time to-morrow.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, August 2, 1864-11.40 p. m.

General MEADE:

Deserters still report a mine in my front soon to be fired. As two brigades have arrived between my right and Petersburg this evening, I shall hold my men under arms half an hour before and after daylight.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 2, 1864.

General BURNSIDE:

The above dispatch just received is forwarded for your information. You will hold your command on the alert at the time above specified.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Same to Generals Hancock and Warren.)

[Second indorsement.]

The above dispatch is sent to division commanders for their information, and they will give instructions to keep their commands on the alert and under arms to move in any direction as above specified.

A. E. BURNSIDE.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 2, 1864-midnight.

Major General E. O. C. ORD:

Your telegrams of 11 and 11.40 p. m. received. Orders have been sent to this army to be on the alert at the time designated by you. I do not understand your reference to a report from General Turner.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, August 2, 1864-9 p. m.

Brigadier General H. BURNHAM,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: Deserters in to-day and this p. m. state rumors of a mine existing among their men, and they give some details of the point mined, supposed to be the work (redoubt) near the Hare house on