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leries of the mine are pushed twenty-five and fifteen feet, respectively. They are to be each fifty feet. Cannon and mortar firing by the enemy has been quite brisk.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., July 19, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report everything quiet on my front, with less firing during the past twelve hours than usual. Colonel Pleasants has pushed the left gallery of his work twenty-five feet and the right gallery fifteen feet. All the boxes for the charges are finished and ready for use.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, July 19, 1864 - 8 a. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that there was very little picket-firing in my front last night. The Twenty-fourth New York Cavalry and Fifty-first Pennsylvania are withdrawn from the lines, and will furnish details for pickets, &c.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, July 19, 1864 - 10.45 p.m.

[General BURNSIDE:]

GENERAL: The cut in the work seems to be pretty well authenticated. It is just where the redoubt, toward which Potter is mining, joins their rifle-pit in the left angle (our left). It seems most probable that it is an embrasure to enfilade their line, but larger than would be necessary for that purpose. I have notified the brigade and battery commanders to be on the alert.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, THIRD DIV., 9 THE ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., July 19, 1864.

Captain R. A. HUTCHINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Div., Ninth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: It has just been reported to me, through Colonel Cutcheon, that the enemy has cut a passage-way through the part of the fort on

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