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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 14, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that nothing of importance or worthy of note happened in my front last night. There was some picket-firing in the front of First Brigade.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 14, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: Nothing of importance has transpired along my front to day. The enemy's redoubt on the hill, to the right of my line, seems to have grown considerably in dimensions in the last two days.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., July 14, 1864.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, FIFTH ARMY CORPS:

SIR: I have the honor to report that there are present for duty in this command 4,400 infantry and 250 artillery. There are about 1,000 men on picket duty. The picket-line is about two miles in extent. The balance of the command are at work on the redoubt and intrenchments and felling timber.

I am, sir, very respectfully,

EDW. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 14, 1864-3.15 p.m.

General FERRERO:

You will at once establish your picket-line (of a strength of not less than 400 men per mile, including reserves and supports) from McCann's, on the Norfolk railroad east, by Westbrook's and Wood's, to the Jerusalem plank road, where it will connect with the picket-line established by General Crawford.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

P. S.- Report every day at 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. whatever has occurred along your line.

G. K. WARREN.