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to General Ferrero's picket-line, and he does not desire details for working parties to be made from that division, except for work on its front. The work on the Fifth Corps front not executed by that corps will be executed by details from the Second Corps under the direction and on the requisition of the acting chief engineer Army of the Potomac.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 18, 1864.

General JOHN T. SPRAGUE,

Adjutant-General State of New York:

SIR: I beg leave to recommend for the position of colonel of the Fifth New York Volunteers, made vacant by the death of the gallant Colonel Winslow from wounds received in battle, Captain Frederick Winthrop is from the city of New York and has commanded his own regiment in several battles. The interest I take in this my old regiment, and in keeping it worthy of the reputation it has acquired, makes me ask this as a special request. I believe there is no officer in it now who can as well fill the vacancy as the officer I recommend.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 18, 1864.

The changes in the positions of troops proposed last night will not be made until further orders. It is enjoined upon division commanders to secure a sufficient number of men to be on the alert to-night to guard officers should be instructed to be prepared to direct their fire upon the flank of any force attacking to their right or left.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 18, 1864.

Brigadier-General AYRES, Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: As the Coehorn mortar battery near your position covers General Cutler's front it will be put under his command.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 18, 1864.

Colonel LYLE, Commanding First Brigade, Third Division:

COLONEL: When I was at your redoubt to-day, I found that in the northwest angle they were not raising the parapet and place for the

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