War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0316 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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be some difficulty in relieving Potter's owing to the water holes in the covered ways compelling the troops to expose themselves; still we will attempt it. Officers are now conducting Mott's men to heft positions. General Mott will relieve a brigade of Ferrero to-night. General Willcox got off about 5 a. m.; as yet no report from him.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 19, 1864 - 10.30 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Will you please let me know when General Barnard arrives. I will inform you the moment that Potter's and White's divisions are relieved and ready to march. Shall I order them to move to Warren as soon as relieved without further orders?

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 19, 1864 - 10.40 a. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Have the last of the troops relieved by Mott's division begun to move to Warren yet? Please report the disposition of the troops holding the intrenchments in your front as soon as it is completed.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 19, 1864 - 10.45 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Yours of 10.40 received. Mott's troops are now relieving Potter and White. As soon as relieved I will report.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 19, 1864 - 10.50 a. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Your dispatch of 10.30 a. m. is received. Potter and White should move to Warren as soon as relieved, without waiting the one for the other or for further orders. I will let you know when General Barnard arrives, and if you cannot leave your headquarters he can go to you. Are you at Burnside's old headquarters?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.