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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 42, Part 2 (Richmond-Fort Fisher)
Page 941 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.


HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,
September 20, 1864-9 p.m.

Brigadier-General DAVIES,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: Major-General Hancock has directed me to say that he has been informed from army headquarters that you would send out detachments of cavalry to be posted in front of the infantry pickets on the main roads, and that the commander of these detachments should be put in communication with the commander of the infantry pickets. The general directs me to inform you that the commander of his pickets will be found to-night at Brown's house, where the picket-line crosses the Lee's Mill road.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. G. MITCHELL,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

GENERAL ORDERS.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,


Numbers 31.
September 20, 1864

I. The Court of Inquiry, of which Captain R. Bruce Ricketts, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery, is president convened by Special Orders, Numbers 218, current series, headquarters Second Army Corps, to examine into and report upon the loss of one gun of the Twelfth New York Battery, during the engagement of August 25, 1864, at Reams' Station, Va., give the following as their opinion thereon: In the opinion of the court no blame is imputable to any person or persons for the loss of one gun of the Twelfth New York Battery in the action of August 25, 1864.

II. The proceedings of the Court of Inquiry in the foregoing case, having been submitted to the major-general commanding, are approved.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

WM. P. WILSON,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,
September 20, 1864

Lieutenant WILLIAM N. CHAMBERLIN,

Commanding First New Hampshire Battery:

LIEUTENANT: The captain commanding instructs me to say that he directs you to report with your battery to General Miles, commanding First Division, to accompany a brigade going into a position near the Finn house, at daylight to-morrow morning, the 21st. You will report in person to General Miles to-night for instructions.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

U. D. EDDY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 20, 1864

General MILES,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires you to furnish a detail of 500 men, suitably officered, for picket. The picket as intended


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