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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1861–12.45 11. m. Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps : The major-general commanding directs that you send a division at once to City Point prepared to embark there. They are destined for Harper's Ferry and that region. This division will take with it a proper proportion of artillery. The division will have the number of rations required to be carried on the march.

A. A. HUMPHREYS, Major-General and Chief of Staff.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1864-1 a. m. Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps : No artillery will accompany the division that is to embark at City Point.

A. A. HUMPHREYS, Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1864–1.15 a. m. Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps : The division will take with it the same means of transportation that the division that went to Harper's Ferry last winter took with it. The trains of the division, medicine wagons, ambulances, &c., will be held ready to follow at any moment.

A. A. HUMPHREYS, Major-General and Chief of Stati:

HEADQUARTERS Sixth CORPS,

July 6, 1864. (Received 2,05 a. m.) Brig. Gen. S. WILLIAMS:

Brigadier-General Ricketts, with the Third Division of this corps, is ordered to Washington pursuant to orders just received. The division is a little over 4,000 men.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1864—9 a. m. Brig. Gen. S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General: Morning report: The Third Division, General Ricketts, started this morning for City Point to embark there. It is thought that the number of men carried will be nearer 5,000 than 4,000.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1864–9 a. m. Major-General WRIGHT, Commanding Sixth Corps :

The commanding general directs that you send the trains of the division that is embarking at City Point to that place for embarkation.

A. A. HUMPHREYS, Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1864-9.30 a. m. Major-General WRIGHT, Commanding Sixth Corps : Has the division ordered to Washington started?

S. WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1864-10 a. m. General WILLIAMS:

The division (Ricketts) ordered to City Point to embark there, started at about 4 o'clock this a, m.

H, G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1864–12 m. Major-General WRIGHT, Commanding Sieth Corps :

The commanding general instructs ne to say that it is decided not to take the trains with the division, and directs that they be parked at some convenient point between this and City Point, under the charge of an officer,

A. A. HUMPHREYS, Stajor-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

July 6, 1861. Brig. Gen. S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant General, Army of the Potomac: GENERAL: I have the honor to submit the following report of casualties in this command from 20th ultimo to 1st instant:

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Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. G. WRIGHT, Major General, Commanding,

ORDERS.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1861–1 a. m. In accordance with orders from headquarters Army of the Potomac, Brigadier-General Ricketts will at once move to City Point, with his division, prepared to embark there. This division is destined for Harper's Ferry and that region, and will have with it the number of rations required to be carried on the march. The commanding officers of the First and Second Divisions will detail at once 200 men, properly officered, to relieve the pickets of the Third Division. They will report to Colonel Hamblin, corps officer of the day (Fourth Brigade, First Division), under whose direction they will be placed. The pickets of the Third Division will, when relieved, follow the division to City Point. The First Division will at once relieve as much of General Ricketts' there as possible and General Getty will send a strong brigade to take the place of the remainder. By command of Major-General Wright:

C. . WIIITTIER, Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, I

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORP's,
No, 26.

July 6, 1861. Pursuant to authority received from headquarters Army of the Potomac, the Fourth Brigade of the First Division and the Fourth Brigade of the Second Division of this corps are discontinued, and the regiments composing them are assigned as follows: The Thirty-seventh Massachusetts, with the attached companies of the Seventh and Tenth Massachusetts and Second Rhode Island, and the Twenty-third and Eighty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, to the Third Brigade, First Division. The Sixty-fifth New York Volunteers, with attached companies of the Sixty-seventh New York, to the Second Brigade, First Division. The One hundred and twenty-second New York Volunteers to the Third Brigade, Second Division.

The commanding officer of each regiment affected by this order will report at once for instructions to the commander of the division to which his regiment is assigned. Captain Roome, assistant adjutantgeneral, is assigned to Second Brigade, Second Division.* Captain Ellis, commissary of subsistence, is assigned to the Third Brigade, First Division. Captain Persing, assistant quartermaster, is assigned to the Second Brigade, Second Division. These officers will at once report to the officer commanding the brigade to which they are respectively assigned.

All officers detailed from regiments, serving on the staff of these brigades and rendered supernumeraries, will report to the commanding officers of their regiments. By command of Major-General Wright:

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

*Changed by General Orders, No. 27, July 6, to Second Brigade, First Division,

CITY POINT, July 6, 1861–11.15 a. m. General WILLIAMS: Orders received to proceed to Washington via Baltimore.* Very respectfully,

JAS. B. RICKETTS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1864-9 a. IN. Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

I have no material changes to report on my line. There being evidence that the enemy were working near the Clarke house Roemer's battery fired in that direction at regular intervals during the night; it is believed with effect. There was slight infantry firing in front of one of our brigades, the most advanced one.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

IIEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1861–9 p. m. Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report no change on my line to-day. All our operations progressing favorably.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN,

July 6, 1861–7.30 al. m. Major-General BURNSIDE, Commanding Vinth Army Corps :

A battery of four mortars will start at 1 p. m. to-day for your corps. I have placed Capt. A. F. Brooker, of First Connecticut Artillery, in command of all the siege artillery to be sent to Ninth Corps, and ordered him to report to you at once, and learn where those mortars are to be placed, so that he can see them into position to-night. He has commanded one of the siege batteries with the Reserve Artillery, Army of the Potomac, for the past eighteen months. I have telegraphed to him at your 44-inch gun battery. Should he not report b 9 a. m. will you please send an orderly to convey the order to him.

HENRY L. ABBOT, Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Comdg. Siege Train.

ARTILLERY HEADQUARTERS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1861–3.20 p. m. General BURNSIDE:

Four mortars were ordered up last night for Ledlie's battery. Gencral Meade will give instructions soon as to the distribution of siege guns.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.

See P.

36.

JULY 6, 1864. General BURNSIDE:

General Meade has directed me not to send any more siege guns until he determines on their distribution, which I suppose will be soon. The four mortars were ordered.

Hl. J. HUNT,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., July 6, 1861. Lieut. Col. L. RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Corps : COLONEL: I have the honor to report that everything was quiet along our line last night. The enemy seem to be very busy in strength. ening their works on my line. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES H. LEDLIE, Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, MINTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Van, July 6, 1861. Lieut. Col. LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General: COLONEL: I have the honor to report that no change has taken place in the lines of this division. Everything is quiet in our front. changes in the enemy's works are perceptible. Respectfully,

JAMES H. LEDLIE, Brigadier General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, VINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., July 6, 1861. Lieut. Col. Lewis RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant- General, Ninth Army Corps : COLONEL: I have the honor to report that there has been nothing occurring on my front for the past twelve hours worthy of note. I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER, Brigadier-General, Commanding,

HEADQUARTERS Third Division, NINTII ARMY CORPS,

July 6, 1861–8 d. m. Major General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps : GENERAL: I have no material changes to report this morning beyond the strengthening of the rebel abatis in front of the redoubt opposite Hartranft. No new line of works in east [?] appears in view this morning. I started the Pony Petersburg Express from Roemer's battery at

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