War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0310 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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and Warren's right wing, perhaps extending more over Warren's front that Burnside's. The corps of this army are notified of this statement and prepared for the attempt. The commanding general has directed me to notify you of the same.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, July 17, 1864.

Colonel BELL:

The lieutenant-general telegraphs that he anticipates an attack on some part of our lines to-night or to-morrow morning. You will, therefore, have your command on the alert and in readiness. Direct your brigade officer of the day to visit his picket-line several times during the night and see that every man on picket is watchful. Enforce the rule to have one-half of the men on the front line awake; at 3.30 all will be aroused. Your reserves now in the creek bottom will be under arms at the same time.

Respectfully, &c.,

JNumbers W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General.

(Same to Colonel Curtis and Lieutenant-Colonel Coan.)

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

July 17, 1864. (Sent 11.35 p.m .)

General KAUTZ,

Jones' Neck:

The commanding general directs that you report to General Brooks with your men dismounted.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 17, 1864 - 11 a.m.

General BARNES,

Point Lookout, Md.:

Turn back to Fort Monroe all transports with troops of the Nineteenth Corps.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

WASHINGTON, D. C., July 17, 1864.

General AUGUR:

Stop all Sixth and Nineteenth Corps within reach and direct them to re-embark for City Point. General Hardin, at Tennallytown, has been directed to send an officer to turn back all this side of Potomac.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.