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HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., July 4, 1864 - 8 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel L. RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that nothing of moment has occurred on our front during the night. The men of the second line were busily engaged strengthening their breast-works and satisfactory profiles are now nearly completed. A continued picket-firing with some cannonading was kept up all night, principally by the enemy. The fort in our immediate front is nearly finished, and the covered way leading t it is now quite safe to walk through and work on it is now going on.

I remain, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES H. LEDLIE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., July 4, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel L. RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to inform you that everything has bee quiet along our line to-day. The enemy have been doing some work on their rifle-pits on front of our line, the extent of which I have not ascertained.

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

JAMES H. LEDLIE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., July 4, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to state that nothing of note is reported by brigade commanders as occurring within the last twelve hours. Slight skirmishing on our front during the night.

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

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., July 4, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that the only operations on our front since last report have been the improvement of the covered way to afford better protection to those passing to and from the lines.

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

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.