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kind, and the enemy threw a few shells from long-range guns in this direction. It is reported by officers in my front that the enemy opened their batteries on what appeared to be a movement of troops on General Smith's front.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General.

Is there any news from General Smith?

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 30, 1864.

Major-General PARKE,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that everything in my front remains unchanged. The enemy keep up an incessant fire on my working parties. My troops continue to lay abatis in front of my works.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 30, 1864-10.40 a.m.

Brigadier-General FERRERO,

Commanding Division:

The major-general commanding directs that you move to the plank road in the vicinity of the Williams house and report to Major-General Hancock, commanding Second Corps.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, June 30, 1864-12 p.m.

Brigadier General EDWARD FERRERO,

Commanding Division, Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am instructed by Major-General Hancock to say that on leaving here this evening you promised to inform him when your troops were in position. He has received, as yet, to notice from you that such is the case. You will receive your orders direct from these headquarters. At the same time he wishes you to guard the position between the left of General Gibbon and the intrenchments passing across and to the left of the plank road, and to give him timely notice of anything that may occur, showing an advance of the enemy. You have picket of the Sixth Corps in front of you, embracing your front and left to Sturdivant's Mill and you have cavalry on all the roads in your front.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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