War of the Rebellion: Serial 107 Page 0667 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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SAVAGE'S, June 9, 1862.

Brigadier-General BARNARD:

General Hooker replies that his pickets to-day reached the Charles City road and found no enemy at that point and that he feels perfectly secure on his left flank.

M. D. McALESTER,

Engineers.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 9, 1862.

Brigadier General W. B. FRANKLIN,

Commanding Sixth Provisional Corps:

SIR: The commanding general directs that the pickets guard at Meadow Bridge be instructed that hereafter upon the arrival there of a flag of truce from the enemy the bearer of the flag be not allowed to pass within our lines. Any communications he may will be promptly forwarded to these headqarters.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp New Bridge, Va., June 9, 1862.

Major-General DIX,

Commanding at Fortress Monroe:

Your dispatch of this morning has been received. I feel sincerely grateful to you for the generous and kind manner in which you have complied with my wishes in regard to the stregthening of my forces, reduced as they have been by sickness and the casualties of service. I feel that I have reduced you to the lowest extremity and I cannot consent to tax you further. I hope that the troops you have, with those to arrive, will suffice for your present necessities.

G. B. McCLELLAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, D. C., June 9, 1862.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Fortees Monroe:

Your telegram received.* Please remain at Fortress Monroe untilo I can communicate with the President and have a full confederence with you and General Dix by telegram.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

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* See 5 p. m., VOL. XI, Part III, p. 221.

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