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[Indorsement.]

The general commanding the corps has given direction to the artillery that the house alluded to in the above report shall be burned down to-day.

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., July 28, 1864.

Colonel Z. B. BLISS,

Lately General Officer of the Trenches:

COLONEL: The commanding general desires you to go to Battery Morton and Battery Graves, and point out the house you allude to in your report to the officers in charge of the heavy guns and give directions in his name that the house must be burned down to-day.

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

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 28, 1864-11 p.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There is a large fire in Petersburg; their bells are ringing, otherwise everything is as usual.

Respectfully,

E. G. MARSHALL,

Colonel Fourteenth New York Artillery, General of Trenches.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., July 28, 1864-8 a.m.

Lieutenant Colonel L. RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that everything has been quiet along my line during the past twelve hours. The bombproofs and traverses in the front line were considerably improved during the night. The enemy's sharpshooters were very active.

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

JAMES H. LEDLIE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., July 28, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that there has been very little musketry firing on my front to-day. This afternoon the batteries of