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command of that part of the line lately occupied by General Hancock, and will be governed by the above instructions. The brigade of the Fourth Division should be started at once to occupy the line, under command of an officer acquainted with the line.

By command, &c.:

J. L. VAN BUREN.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 27, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Commanding Ninth Corps:

Please report what officer will command the two brigades ordered to occupy the entrenchments from the plank road to the Norfolk road, and direct him to report where his headquarters will be established, as well as everything important that occurs, to these headquarters, and also to Major-General Warren, commanding Fifth Corps.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

[Indorsement.]

Forwarded for the information and guidance of General White.

By command, &c.:

J. L. VAN BUREN,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 27, 1864. (Received 11.40 a. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

All the movements ordered by your dispatch have been ordered. General White will command the troops taking Hancock's line.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 27, 1864-2.45 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that if you desire to relieve any brigade now in the trenches in your front by the colored brigade on the left, you can do so, sending the relieved brigade to the trenches commanded by General White in lieu of the black brigade.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 27, 1864-9 p. m. (Received 10 p. m.)

Colonel Pleasants reports the right lateral gallery of the mine charged, that the left gallery will be charged by 11 o'clock and the tamping completed by 4 a. m. I would not like to guarantee this, but believe it will be finished by daylight. Nothing further of importance on my line.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.