War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0568 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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Rogers and Jones' threw some 200 shells, with the object of firing a house in the rebel lines, near which the new earth-works are being constructed. This was finally accomplished.

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

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH CORPS, July 28, 1864-8 a.m.

Lieutenant Colonel L. RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that a section of Twitchell's battery was returned to its position in front of the Taylor house last night, and that the work on the new covered way is progressing.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, July 28, 1864-10.40 p.m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward a deserter who came in from the enemy on my lines to-night. He has important information. His name is Banks, Fourth Alabama, Field's division, Longstreet's corps. He reports among other things that his division was relieved to-night by Bushrod Johnson's division; that his division was to march for Drewry's Bluff to-night, and that McLaws' division left for Richmond or that direction, yesterday.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, July 28, 1864-8.30 a.m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: Major-General Hancock desires me to say that the has directed Major Hagemeister, Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry, to report with his battalion to you, as under the circumstances he thinks it would be better its own command. He has at the present time no occasion for such a detachment.

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

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 28,`864.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Army Corps:

After the enemy had driven in my cavalry picket-line up the crest of the bluff overlooking the New Market road, the cavalry charged