War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0266 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 15, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

The tools that Lieutenant Hough has are for the Second Corps, but will remain where they are till morning, when Major Duane will send for them.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 15, 1864-7 a.m.

General WILLIAMS:

Nothing of importance occurred on my line last night. The battery at the burnt house is finished, with exception of cutting the embrasure and making the magazine. The mine is progressing favorably. I shall receive a report from there at 12 o'clock, which I will forward. There was some little musketry and considerable cannonading from the enemy, apparently attracted by the signal lights at these headquarters, which were placed too high. They will be changed to-night.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 15, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The powder is at City Point, Lieutenant Morris Schaff in charge. There are 12,000 pounds. The fuse has not yet arrived. It was shipped from New York on the 5th instant.

Respectfully,

E. R. WARNER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Inspector of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 15, 1864.

Major DUANE,

Chief Engineer, Army of the Potomac:

I would be glad if you would direct the party leveling fortifications to defer work on the line near the Dunn house for the present. We have a hospital there and the work would disturb the sick and perhaps draw fire. The hospital will be moved to-day, and your parties can in the meantime work on other parts of the line. An order sent there will be transmitted to the officer in charge.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND DIV., NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., July 15, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to forward report as general officer of the trenches for tour ending July 15, a.m. During said term less than ordinary firing was had along our front. From instructions issued, the