O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME XXXVI/3 [S# 69]
UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, FROM MAY 20, 1864, TO JUNE 12, 1864.--#24
HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,
June 4, 1864--7.35 a.m. (Received 8 a.m.)
Chief of Staff:
The deserter referred to by the major-general commanding did not report the withdrawal of the enemy from my front, but that Pickett's division had been withdrawn, from what part of the line he could not tell. The man has been confined in Castle Thunder for a long time as a deserter; was sent to the front yesterday, and I attach little importance to his statements. All the reports from my front represent matters unchanged, and the enemy in force, but the whole line is now being examined by staff officers. Any change will be promptly reported.
H. G. WRIGHT,