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Page 66 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.


HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 15, 1864-4.30 a.m.

Major-General MEADE,
Commanding Army of the Potomac:

Our trains of artillery wagons and ambulances, with brigade of infantry as guard, are now well under way to the bridge, and the remainder of the corps is in readiness to start at short notice. I did not get the train started till just before 3 o'clock, owing to the difficulty in finding the road to the bridge, and as I had no guide I sent to General Russell, who was kind enough to send me one.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 15, 1864-4.30 [a.m.]

General BENHAM:

My wagons trains and artillery started from camp at 3 o'clock, and ought to be near your bridge now. A brigade goes with them as guard. Would it not be well for Major Morton to go over to the other side to put them in park.

A. E. BURNSIDE.


HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE, June 15, 1864-7.20 a.m.

General BURNSIDE:

A major of your staff has gone over to place your brigade of infantry where I suggested to him, about one mile head. Your First Division wagon train is now passing the bridge. One other division with a long train of ambulances and a battery of artillery have already passed. All is going rapidly and well. The last wagons of the First Division are now at my end of the bridge.

H. W. BENHAM,
Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 15, 1864-8.20 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

All the wagons and ambulances and artillery trains of this corps were over the river before 8 o'clock this morning, together with a brigade as guard. I also sent over with the train an ambulance and wagon train of the Eighteenth Corps, which we found on the road yesterday morning and placed with our train. It is now parked with ours, and subject to any orders you may desire to give.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.


Page 66 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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