War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0100 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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I believe I can prepare one here much earlier that will answer the purpose, as i happened to take the precaution to bring sixteen extra canvas pontoons with me. By reducing the length of a sufficient number of balk and chess of the wooden bridging now here, and using army wagons, which, I think, can be made to answer, I will try and get this up as a serviceable, not, of course, a perfect, train, probably within a couple of days, if you so order it.

H. W. BENHAM,

Brigadier-General.

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

Brigadier-General BENHAM,

Commanding Engineer Brigade, City Point:

There is no emergency at present requiring the additional canvas pontoon train, so we can wait for it from Washington. Should an emergency arise, I will advise you of it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff.

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

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

I have nothing new to report this morning.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 9, 1864-8.45 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

General Wright is ordered to move at once to City Point. General Ferrero is ordered to move up to the William house and report to you. The commanding general directs that you arrange your troops in the same manner as when General Wright was at Reams' Station. Colonel Bryan, commanding cavalry detachment, picketing the left, will be ordered to report to you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 9, 1864-9 p. m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have to report to changes in my lines since last report. I have 1,600 at work on the works near the plank road.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.