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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 22, 1864.

General HANCOCK:

The firing thus far is nothing more than very sharp work between those parts of lines that are very near each other. It may result in something more, but I think we are ready for anything. Will telegraph more fully soon. I don't think it is anything of great importance.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, July 22, 1864-9 p. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There has been no charge in the disposition of my command since last report. The Third Division has returned from fatigue and the First has been detailed for to-morrow morning. Ferrero's division has been entirely relieved. I propose making some changes in the line to-night and to-morrow for its better defense.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

Numbers 46.

July 22, 1864.

In obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 64, from headquarters Armies of the United States, I relinquish command of this division. In parting with my comrades and companions in arms after so long and eventful a connection, I may be permitted to say that it is to me a very painful duty, and I shall always remember with pride the regiments that I have had the honor to command, and shall feel the deepest interest in their future.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS, July 22, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that in obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 64, headquarters Armies of the United States, I have relinquished command of this division, turning it over to Brigadier-General Mott, the senior officer.

Your obedient servant,

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General of Volunteers.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

Numbers 47.

July 22, 1864.

Major-General Birney having relinquished command of this division, I hereby assume command.

G. MOTT,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.