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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

July 24, 1864-9 a.m.

General WILLIAMS:

Nothing of importance transpired in my front last night. The working parties engaged during yesterday and last night were as follows: First Division, 800 men; Second Division, Fourth Division, 35 men.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

July 24, 1864-9 p.m.

General WILLIAMS:

I have to report that nothing of importance has transpired in my front to-day. The following details have been at work on the line; 600 men from First Division; 600 men from Fourth Division. I suppose the engineers make all necessary reports in the siege operations.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 24, 1864- 9 p.m.

General WILLIAMS:

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report the usual state of affairs on my line to-day. The enemy are constructing a new earth-work in front of General Potter's right. There are evidences that the enemy are countermining. We hope they will miss us, but we may be discovered.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 24, 1864.

General BURNSIDE:

It is reported that the Ninth Corps wagon trains keep felling trees on the telegraph wire to General Butler's. The commanding general directs that you at once take measures to prevent this in future.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., July 24, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report everything quiet in my front. The commanding officer First Brigade reports that the rebels are constructing a new earth-work in front of the right of our position.

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

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.