War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0622 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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Above report movements of our own artillery. Have reconnoitered down the river below Fort Clifton; have discovered nothing new of importance.

F. FULLER,

Lieutenant.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

No. 48. City Point, Va., July 4, 1864.

1. Brigadier General M. R. Patrick, U. S. Volunteers, provost-marshal-general of the Army of the Potomac, is announced as provost-marshal-general of the Armies operating against Richmond, including their lines of communication with Washington and Baltimore, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 4, 1864 - 9 a. m.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have to report no new disposition of troops or line since last report.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 4, 1864.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I send you a rebel deserter from Hill's corps. He says they got orders last night to keep their cartridge-boxes on, as they would be attacked between then and the 5th.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 4, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: In compliance with paragraph 1, Special Orders, No. 171, headquarters Army of the Potomac, June 28, 1864, I have the honor to report the following organizations as having left this command since May 1, by reason of expiration of term of service.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.