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CONFIDENTIAL.]

The object is to test the reports of certain deserters who stated a large number of men will come in from Finegan's brigade, if such a signal is given.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

F. A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 14, 1864-8 p.m.

General HANCOCK:

I have my line by this time nearly established, I expect. General Crawford relieves a portion of the line as he establishes his, and notifies those to the left to withdraw. Colonel Smyth can rejoin you to-morrow morning, or at once, if needed.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 14, 1864.

General Gibbon can send for this brigade when he wishes it.

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

JULY 14, 1864-10.10 p.m.

Colonel Smyth will collect his picket-line and march in the command as soon as he pleases, but with his long line I think this had better be done after daylight in the morning. When it is done, and the command is on its way in, let a staff officer be sent forward to these headquarters, that officers my be on the spot to designate the ground to be occupied by the troops.

JOHN GIBBON.

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 14, 1864-9 p.m.

General S. WILLIAMS.

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The only changes in the disposition of my troops are these: The First and Third Divisions on fatigue. General Gibbon's picket-line is being relieved to-night by General Warren.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 14, 1864

General HUMPHREYS:

The only tools furnished my two divisions on fatigue are 1,000 shovels and 250 picks of each division. The work is one requiring a large