War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0530 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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mine. They can report at your headquarters, where Captain Mallam, volunteer aide-de-camp, will soon be to take charge of them. They should be provided with sticks from four to six feet long, capable of sustaining a keg of powder of 100 pounds, unless you think they can be carried on muskets without injury to the musket.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. L. VAN BUREN,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION,

July 27, 1864-8 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel L. RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report sharp firing through the night on the right of my line; none on Sigfried's front. In obedience to orders of Colonel Monroe, Captain Twitchell brought his guns near the Taylor house out of position last night.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION,

July 27, 1864-8 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: In compliance with your instructions to-day, the Second Brigade, Colonel Humphrey, reported for duty on the left of Fifth Corps to General White. I inclose the only report, Captain Roemer's, that embraces anything new on the line.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS THIRTY-FOURTH NEW YORK BATTERY,

July 27, 1864.

Captain R. A. HUTCHINS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Third Division, Ninth Army Corps:

SIR: I have the honor of reporting no changes in position that I am aware of. About 12 o'clock some troops in enemy's line (I should judge about two companies) to our left appeared to be leaving their works. About 4.30 o'clock, in the same place, clouds of dust appeared as if troops or wagons were on the move, but so distant could not clearly distinguish.

I am, most respectfully, your obedient servant,

JACOB ROEMER,

Captain, Commanding Thirty-fourth New York Battery.