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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 7, 1861–9 d. m. (Received 9.10 a. m.) General WILLIAMS:

There have been no changes in the disposition of my troops or lines since last report.

WINF”D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, .

July 7, 1861. General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General: Is it intended that the 100 rounds of ammunition per man, required by existing orders, shall be carried in the three wagons per 1,000 men, prescribed in General Orders, No. 277*

WINFD S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 7, 1864–9 p. m. General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-Generfil : There has been no change in the disposition of my troops since last report, nor has any change been discovered in the enemy's line. I have strengthened the abatis in my front during the day.

WINFD S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 7, 1861. Lieut. Col. F. A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps : COLONEL: I beg leave to call the attention of the major-general commanding the corps to what purports to be a letter from Brigadier-Gen eral Barlow in the Washington Chronicle of yesterday. I have no desire to resort to the public papers, either to correct what may possibly be regarded as errors or to establish a reputation for my troops, even were such a course not a violation of long established and well known orders; but whilst observing this rule myself, I claim for my command the protection of my military superiors against any one who, disobeying the order, appeals to the public prints to correct what he may deem to be erroneous. I have not seen the statement referred to by General Barlow, but if the loss in my division on the 22d of June was not caused by, or connected with, the falling back of his, it appears to me the fact could be established in a proper military way, without resorting to the public papers and to undignified, unmilitary, and unjust aspersions against another command. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN GIBBON, Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding Dirision.

* Answered by Williams that the orders may be regarded as suspended for the present.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

July 7, 1864. (Received 9.15 a. m.) General WILLIAMS: All quiet last night along the lines.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 7, 1864–5.30 p. m. Major-General HUMPHREYS:

We are getting along very well with our redoubts, but need more men and tools.

I wish, if it can be done, that 600 men could be detailed with tools, picks, and shovels, from either the Sixth or Second Corps, to help us on the central redoubt under Captain Mendell. I work all the tools I have day and night. The men should begin work at 4 a. m. Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 7, 1864–7.30 p. m. Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps : Your dispatch received. The detail will be made for working on the redoubts.

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

JULY 7, 1864—5.30 p. m. Captain MENDELL:

If we can get a detail from another corps I wish to have them help on the large redoubt. General Griffin will prefer to finish the little one on the left. I have asked for a detail to report to you. I think Captain Gillespie better change the interior crest of the redoubt he has so that it will be only of the same thickness of parapet as the one you are building. There is a good road from headquarters direct to where I met you to-day. Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 7, 1864. Major-General WARREN:

Å detail of 800 has been ordered from Second Corps for the large work.

G. H. MENDELL,

Captain of Engineers. 5 R R-VOL XL, PT III

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 7, 1864–9 p. m. General S, WILLIAMS: All quiet in my front during the day.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

July 7, 1864. Brig. Gen. S. WILLIAMS, Assistant Idjutant-General:

Report for this morning: Nothing of importance has transpired since last report.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

July 7, 1861–9.45 p. m. Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

Report for to-night: Nothing of importance has transpired during the day.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 7, 1864—9 a, m. (Received 9.10 a. m.) Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance occurred on my lines during the night. The 8-inch mortar battery was put in position and the heavy guns did not arrive.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 7, 1864. Major-General BURNSIDE, Commanding Ninth Corps :

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to say, that upon an examination of the enemy's intrenched position by the chief engineer and the chief of artillery, it has been concluded that the operations upon your front cannot be carried to a successful conclusion until the salients on the front of the Fifth Corps are in our posses. sion or under our control. Accordingly it has been determined to conduct regular approaches upon the two fronts of your corps and that of General Warren simultaneously, and in order to give unity and harmony to these operations the siege works will be constructed under the direction of the chief engineer of the army, and the disposition and use of the siege artillery will be under the direction of the chief of artillery of the army. An order to that effect, prescribing in general terms the manner in which the siege operations will be conducted, will be issued, and in the meantime the commanding general prefers that no additional batteries of siege guns should be established. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

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Major General and Chief of Staff

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 7, 1864–9 p. m. (Received 9.40 p. m.) Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have the honor to report that no movements of importance have taken place on my line to-day. There has been rather more than usual artillery firing by the enemy, and this evening the picket-firing is quite brisk.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., July 7, 1864—8 a. m. 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. I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES H. LEDLIE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division. P. S.-Two signal lights were seen in the enemy's lines opposite our right.

JAMES H. LEDLIE,

Brigadier General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST Division, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., July 7, 1864–8 p. m. Lieutenant-Colonel RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Corps : COLONEL: I have the honor to report everything quiet in my front during the last twelve hours. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES H. LEDLIE, Brigadier General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., July 7, 1864. Lieut. Col. LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps : COLONEL: I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has occurred in this command for the past twelve hours. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER, Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 7, 1861. Major-General PARKE,

Chief of Staff: GENERAL: I have the honor to report no important change during the night. I commenced a work last night for Roemer's battery, on

which considerable work was done. I hope to have the guns in position to-morrow morning. The work is in front of the present position occupied by a section of Twitchell's battery. The covered way being built was about completed last night. The enemy opened upon our heavy battery this morning from their salient redoubt. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. B. WILLCOX, Brigadier General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

July 7, 1864–9.30 a. m. Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff: In my report of yesterday should have been “2,927 men are shipped to Baltimore."

P. H. SHERIDAN, Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

July 7, 1864. Brig. Gen. S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac : GENERAL: I respectfully request that Captairf Martin's (Sixth New York) independent battery of horse artillery, now in Washington, be ordered to report to me without delay, to supply the place of Captain Maynadier's battery, lost in the recent expedition to destroy the railroad at Burkeville. This battery is completely fitted up and belonged to the Cavalry Corps, and is now in fine condition. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. H. SHERIDAN, Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 7, 1864. Brig. Gen. J. H. WILSON,

Commanding Third Cavalry Division : GENERAL: Your letter of the 5th instant in reply to the communication addressed to you from these headquarters under date of July 4, in relation to certain statements contained in the Richmond Examiner of July 2, respecting the conduct of your troops on the occasion of your recent expedition, has been received and laid before the major-general commanding, by whom I am instructed to say that it was not his design to reflect in the slightest degree upon the behavior of yourself and command during your absence. As the editorial to which your attention was invited specified with marked particularity the parties whose watches, plate, &c., were said to have been seized, the commanding general considered it but due to you that you should have an opportunity of placing on record for future reference, if necessary, an emphatic denial of the allegations. As the commanding general feared that notwithstanding your best efforts to prevent marauding, some individuals of your command might have seized private property, and appropriated the same to their own use, he thought it best to desire an inspection to be made with a view of ascertaining whether any of your troops had

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