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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 14, 1864

Colonel RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Please inform me on what date the Ninth Corps was assigned to the Army of the Potomac? My records for that period are not here.

S. WILLIAMS.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 14, 1864. (Received 9.50 p.m.)

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

The Ninth Corps was assigned to the Army of the Potomac by Special Orders, Numbers 25, paragraph 1, May 24, 1864.

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 14, 1864-9 p.m.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has occurred to-day on my line. We are making the usual progress with the mine.

A. E. BURNSIDE.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND MICHIGAN INFANTRY.

July 14, 1864.

Colonel GOULD,

Corps Officer of the Day, Ninth Army Corps:

SIR: I have the honor to report that in pursuance of instructions I visited the lines of the Third Division, both in the night and during the day. I found the men in the trenches and on picket watchful and attentive to the movements of the enemy. There was the usual picket-firing and some digging on the part of the enemy during the night. The latter, I concluded, was simply individual effort for the purpose of making a retreat against shot for the digger. I regret to say there is not as much attention paid to cleanliness in this division as could be desired. The fault arises from men committing nuisances in out of way places. There is not much offal lying about. In most cases the ground occupied by the troops is such that sinks can be dug in covered places without difficulty. I directed the attention of brigade officers of the day to the above facts, but would suggest that unless regimental commanders give some special attention to this neglect it cannot be wholly obviated.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers L. YOUNG,

Captain, 2nd Mich. Infty., Div. Officer of the Day, 3rd Div., 9th A. C.