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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 14, 1864

The whole of the First and Third Divisions, except small regimental guards, will be put at work in the trenches to-night, moving to the points where they are to work just before dark. The work to be done will be under the immediate charge of the commanders of divisions, and an engineer officer, Lieutenant Lydecker, will be at General Warren's headquarters at 6 p.m. for the purpose of accompanying Generals Birney and Barlow and pointing out the work to be done. Such picks and shovels as may be at hand will be issued to divisions, but the engineer department will furnish most of the entrenching tools.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

July 14, 1864-5.40 p.m.

Major-General BIRNEY.

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: In taking out the details ordered for fatigue this evening the major-general commanding desires that you will except all men who have been on similar detail to-day or last night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S.- The details are to return to their camps at daylight to-morrow morning. They are expected to be on the ground before dark to-night.

OFFICIAL.] JULY 14, 1864.

The troops will be prepared to move at a moment's notice.

By order of Major-General Birney:

JOHN HANCOCK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 14, 1864-9 a.m.

General WILLIAMS:

Nothing unusual occurred during the night. I am preparing a report which will be sent in this morning.

G. K. WARREN.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 14, 1864-12.30 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I intend to take away Smyth's brigade, of the Second Army Corps, and connect my picket-line with General Ferrero's this p.m. I shall picket the line before occupied as far south as Strong's,cross the plank road at Des, as marked on the map, then connect with Ferrero's line. Is