War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0102 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 9, 1864 (Received 10.50 p.m.)

General HUMPHREYS:

Since I last occupied General Wright's line some of my troops have been used in making the connection with the Fifth Corps on the new line, so I cannot extend so far to the left. I am sending everything there, however.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

July 9, 1864-9 p.m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

Will you have my pickets relieved at once? They will remain on till relieved by you.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

JULY 9, 1864.

General H. G. WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

It will not be possible for me to relieve your line at once. I have telegraphed to General Meade to know whether it shall be done to-night, as it is a difficult operation, considering none of my people know the ground, and I have large details out on fatigue.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

JULY 9, 1864-11 p.m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

I have 1,400 men on picket. Brigadier-General Grant is my corps officer of the day, and is left behind in charge.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 9, 1864.

The brigades now in reserve will probably be ordered to-night to take the position occupied a few days since, when the Sixth Corps moved to Reams' Station. As the Sixth Corps is now moving to City Point, whether or not the details now on fatigue will be relieved is not yet known.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 9, 1864.

The following changes in the dispositions of troops will take effect at once: The reserve brigade of General Gibbon's division will be