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47.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS.

July 30, 1864-7 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Report from the Second Brigade, of General Mott's division shows that the enemy are there in some strength, having two batteries which they fire seldom, owing to the close proximity of our riflemen. The commanding officer of the brigade says he can see every man who leaves his front to their right, and none have left since daylight. He is using mortars effectively. I will report any change of troops.

W. S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

48.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS.

July 30, 1864-9 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

General Mott's remaining brigade deceived* the enemy in their front by putting their hats on rammers above the parapet, which elicited quite a spirited volley.

W. S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

49.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 30, 1864-9.25 a.m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

Offensive operations have been suspended. You will for the present hold in force the lines held by the Eighteenth Corps. Make your dispositions accordingly.

GEO. G. MEADE.

Major-General, Commanding.

50.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 29, 1864-10 p.m.

Major-General SHERIDAN.

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

The commanding general directs that you keep up connection with our left in the operations of to-morrow.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

51.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 29, 1864-10 a.m.

Brigadier-General WILSON,

Commanding Third Division Cavalry:

The major-general commanding directs that you concentrate your division on the left, somewhere near the plank road, and hold its avail-

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*In the original this word is developed. See Part III.

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