11 a.m. a large party, extended in a line some hundred yards in length, began to dig in open field to the rear and our left of the redoubt. They are still at work, evidently throwing up a new line of rifle-pits. The line is parallel with and about 100 yards in rear of their present high intrenchment.
I. S. LYON.
Signal Officer .
JULY 5, 1864.
Chief of Staff.
This officer is on station near the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad.
B. F. FISHER.
Captain and Chief Signal Officer.
This, I suppose, is reported to General Warren as soon as it is sent here. And so of the signal officer on the Jerusalem plank road. I presume what he sees is reported at once to the two corps commanders on the left of the plank road.
A. A. H..
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
July 5, 1864.
The batteries belonging to corps and the Artillery Reserve a now detached will rejoin their commands. The chief of artillery will assign batteries to corps to make up deficiencies and losses.
By command of Major-General Meade:
JULY 5, 1864-9 a.m.
General S. WILLIAMS,
I have nothing new to report with regard to disposition of troops on lines.
WINF'D S. HANCOCK.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS.
July 5, 1864. (Received 9.40 p.m.)
General S. WILLIAMS.
I have no change to report in disposition of troops on lines since last report.
WINF'D S. HANCOCK,