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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 2, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: Colonel E. S. Bragg, now in command of First Brigade of this division, having been appointed a brigadier-general, as I am advised by telegraph through Lieutenant-General Grant, I request that he be retained in command of the brigade, and that he be regularly assigned to its command as soon as the official notice of his appointment is received from the War Department. I make this request for the good of the service, and in accordance with the known wishes of the brigade.

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

July 2, 1864-9.35 a.m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS:

Circular of 9 this a.m. from headquarters Army of the Potomac, relative to reports twice daily from corps commanders, is received. The head of my column reached the Williams house about 6.30 o'clock, and the corps is now going into position connecting with General Gibbon on the right and on the left, extending across the plank road, picketing, I run to Sturdivant's Mill.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 2, 1864-1 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Notify Colonel Bryan that he will now be under Major-General Wright, and give the same notification to that officer.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 2, 1864-1.30 p.m.

Major-General WRIGHT, Commanding Sixth Corps:

Colonel Bryan, commanding cavalry detachment, picketing on the left, has been ordered to report to you. He is placed under your orders for the performance of that duty.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

July 2, 1864-8.30 p.m.

General S. WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General:

Report for to-night: The corps has taken the position indicated in orders from General Humphreys of last night. A working party has been ordered for 4 o'clock to-morrow morning to complete a work for guns near the right of my line.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.