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[Second indorsement.]

ARTILLERY HEADQUARTERS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 25, 1864.

Respectfully returned to headquarters Army of the Potomac.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 21, 1864-7 a. m.

Colonel RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have found General Ferrero's application. It was with some papers that came in yesterday afternoon. The package was opened by Major Burstow and I neglected to look over his papers when searching for the application. I will send over immediately the order for General Ferrero. He can readily reach the mail boat at City Point before 10 a. m. You can send word to General Ferrero that the order is on the way to him.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 21, 1864-9 a. m.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have nothing especial to report. There was the usual amount of firing. We strengthened our front last night by more abatis. The mine is now ready for the reception of the magazines. It is desirable that they should not go in till we are ready to explode, that the charge may not suffer from dampness.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 21, 1864.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

Who have you assigned to the command of the division of colored troops?

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 21, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Burnside has gone to City Point; will reply to your telegram on his return.

E. M. NEILL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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