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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 25, 1864.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Army Corps:

Some days ago you presented an application for authority to break up the Fourth Division of your corps, you were informed in reply, the commanding general was not then prepared to grant. I am now directed to ask that you will submit, for the consideration of the commanding general, a statement showing the details of vour plan for the reorganization of your command.

Very respectfully, &c.,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 25, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

I have to report all quiet in front to-day. This morning the enemy struck their tents in front of my left. This evening they pitched again and had dress parade.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 25, 1864.

General MEADE:

I just sent you the Richmond Enquirer of the 25th, giving Hood's official report. He says he captured 2,000 prisoners, 22 guns, and 5 stand of colors. The paper also says they have discovered certain strategic movements of General Grant, and made preparations to meet them.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 25, 1864-9.45 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I send this dispatch for what it is worth. The paper referred to I will send to-morrow.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 25, 1864-9 a.m.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report the usual state of affairs on my line during the night, there being the same amount of musketry firing, notwithstanding the rain and darkness. The men suffered considerably in the trenches from the rain.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.