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Page 10 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.


HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, Jones' Bridge, June 13, 1864-5.45 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

I have in part crossed the Chickahominy and shall finish crossing and get into position, I hope, by dark, bringing everything across the river so as to leave the bridge free for you in the morning. At 4 a.m. tomorrow this corps will resume its march for Charles City [distant about seven miles from the river]; and as you take the same road as myself you can decide when to start so as not to be delayed by me. Three hours is not too much time to allow me for drawing out on the road.

Very respectfully,
H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

June 13, 1864-11.45 p.m.

The following will be the order of march to-morrow morning: General Willcox will have the advance, and will start from his present position at 4 a.m.; General Ledlie will be in readiness to follow General Willcox, and General Potter will be bring up the rear. The wagons, herds of cattle, and ambulances will be arranged in the march as they were to-day. Engineer troops will be in advance under charge of Major Morton.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

D. R. LARNED,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 13, 1864-8.15 a.m.

General A. E. BURNSIDE,
Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I halted in pursuance of your order after closing up on the First Division, and am waiting for the First Division to move on again, as the order said nothing about changing our position in line of march. I am ready to move at any time at once.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, One mile and a half from Tunstall's Station, June 13, 1864-9 a.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: General Hartranft has come in with the pickets. They were withdrawn without suspicion. The latest advices of the enemy are that they were keeping up a brisk fire on Redoubt Fletcher after our people left. I have picketed both roads in my immediate rear. The


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