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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, June 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General BARLOW:

GENERAL: In order to prevent any misunderstanding,the major-general commanding directs me to inform you that the engineer detachment is withdrawn from your line. If, however, you have any work proper for them to perform you can use them at any time when they are not on other detail on application here.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 223.

Washington, June 30, 1864.

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9. Major General L. Higginson, First Massachusetts Cavalry, will report for duty on the staff of Brigadier-General Barlow, commanding First Division, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL GIBBON'S HEADQUARTERS, June 30, 1864-6 p.m.

(Received 6.15 p.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

My division officer of the day is just in from the Sixth Corps picket-line. He reports it very strong, 1,400 men, and well intrenched, with several partially finished lines of intrenchments behind. Everything quiet and no indications of the enemy.

JOHN GIBBON,

Major-General.

JUNE 30, 1864.

General GIBBON:

General Hancock desires to know if the gap caused by the withdrawal of the regiments from headquarters has been filled, and if so by whose troops.

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 30, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel MORGAN,

Chief of Staff,&c:

COLONEL: The gap is filled by a portion of General Ferrero's troops.

Respectfully,

JOHN GIBBON,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding Division.