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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS.

July 10, 1864-9 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have the honor to report that everything has been quiet without change on my line to-day. This evening there is some little firing.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., July 10, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel RICHMOND, A. A. G., Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that the night has been unusually quiet on our line, and nothing worthy of note having occurred. Captain Rogers has gone into position on the artillery line with his batteries.

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

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION,

July 10, 1864-8 a.m.

[Lieutenant Colonel L. RICHMOND, Assistant Adjutant-General:]

COLONEL: I have the honor to report all quiet on my lines during the night, except in front of the left of Hartranft's brigade, where there was some musketry firing. I commenced throwing up cover for a new battery, last night, on the left of Battery Morton, for the better protection of Hartranft's left, which turns rather abruptly to the rear, exposing his line to an enfilading fire.

Very, respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[JULY 10, 1864.]

General FERRERO:

The commanding general directs that you send the batteries that are with you to report to these headquarters at an early hour in the morning, and your batteries will be sent to replace them.

Yours, very respectfully,

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 10, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND, A. A. G., Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: One battery was sent to you yesterday. The other one is now in position and can be relieved at any time, but I cannot send it away until it is relieved by another.

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

EDW. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Two batteries are needed here. The orderly conveying this can guide them here, it you choose to have him wait.