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At 3 p. m. artillery was seen passing to our left near Weldon railroad. Owing to heavy dust and smoke could not count pieces, but supposed there were at least four, judging from the time they were passing.

J. B. DUFF,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

[JULY 9, 1864.-For "Orders" from headquarters Army of the Potomac, relative to operations against the intrenched position of the enemy, see Part I, p. 159.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 182.

July 9, 1864.

1. Brigadier General Julius White, volunteer service, having, in compliance with the instructions of the War Department, reported to the major-general commanding, is assigned to duty with the Ninth Army Corps, and will report for further instructions to Major-General Burnside, commanding the corps.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 9, 1864-3.40 p. m.

Brigadier-General BENHAM,

Commanding Engineer Brigade:

The commanding general directs that you have prepared and sent to this army at once a bridge train of twelve canvas boats, complete in every respect, like the train of twenty-four boats you prepared for this army in the spring. The trucks should have the modifications suggested at that time.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, July 9, 1864.

(Received 5.20 p. m.)

General A. A. HUMPHREYS:

Your dispatch ordering twelve canvas boats received. This train will have to be made up in Washington, as I have not the trucks, wagons, &c., here. I telegraph my officer in Washington to let me know how soon it can be completed, and will inform you as soon as I get his reply.

H. W. BENHAM,

Brigadier-General.

CITY POINT, July 9, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Although I have telegraphed to Washington to have the bridge train prepared that your ordered to-day, if there is an emergency in the case