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HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT, July 21, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following received from plank road station, 5 p. m.:

All quiet until 1 p. m. when a small party of enemy began work on southeast corner of each of the two redoubts in vicinity of Gregory's Chimneys.

DUFF.

Two trains at 5 p. m. passed Port Walthall Junction toward Petersburg and one toward Richmond earlier in the day, all partly loaded with citizens and soldiers.

DAVIS.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 194.

July 21, 1864.

1. Brigadier General E. Ferrero having reported to the commanding general that he has received official information that his appointment as a brigadier-general, volunteer service, has been revoked by the President by reason of its nonconfirmation by the Senate, is at his own request relieved from duty in the Army of the Potomac. The commanding general of the Ninth Corps will assign a suitable officer to the command of the troops comprising Brigadier-General Ferrero's command.

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7. Major-General Hancock, commanding Second Corps, will relieve early to-morrow morning by troops of his command the division of colored troops now holding the intrenchments on the left of Fifth Corps. Brigadier-General White, commanding colored troops, on being relieved will report to Major-General Burnside, commanding Ninth Corps. Major-General Hancock will command that portion of the line occupied by the Second Corps.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 21, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

I report my return from City Point.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 21, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There has been no change in the disposition of my command since last report, except the Second Division has gone on fatigue.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.