War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0604 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, July 29, 1864 - 6.30 p.m.

General MILES,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires that you will have your skirmish line strongly supported, so as, it possible, to repel the enemy's attack on the skirmish line.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 29, 1864 - 10 p.m.

Brigadier-General MOTT,

Commanding Third Division, Second Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you report in person to Major-General Ord, commanding Eighteenth Corps, for orders.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 29, 1864.

Brigade commanders will hold their commands in readiness to move into position at dark. They will keep the men together and screened from observation as much as possible during the movement. No noise will be made or commands given.

By command of Brigadier-General Mott:

JOHN HANCOCK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864 - 9 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing unusual transpired in my front last night. Five hundred men from Second Division and 300 from the Fourth Division at work on the line during the night.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864 - 4 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have received the programme order for operations to-morrow. I think the minimum of troops that I can depend upon holding my front line with is Griffin's division, which forms a single line of battle, with one brigade of General Cutler's. This will leave me