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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, July 29, 1864 - 7.10 p.m.

General FOSTER,

Commanding at Deep Bottom:

GENERAL: General Hancock directs me to say that the brigade of the Nineteenth Corps now here will hold the bridge-head. He had already ordered details from it for fatigue if required.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FOUR-MILE CREEK, July 29, 1864.

Colonel MORGAN,

Chief of Staff, Second Corps:

COLONEL: There is nothing new in my front. Everything quiet, except some little picket-firing. Nobody hurt. Enemy still strengthening his works, but makes no demonstrations. Does the general wish me to stir them up a little with my batteries?

Your,

H. W. BIRGE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864 - 3.45 p.m.

General BIRGE,

Commanding Brigade, Nineteenth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general, commanding directs me to inform you that he has been advised by Lieutenant-General Grant that the enemy are moving in this direction in considerable force. He wishes you to be very watchful, but still maintaining a threatening attitude.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 29, 1864.

Major-General ORD,

Eighteenth Corps:

The commanding general directs me to say to you that he has ordered Brigadier General J. B. Carr to report to you for duty. He suggests that he be placed in command of one of the brigades of Stannard's division.

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864.

General MEADE:

General Mott reports with 4,500 men. I have had about 6,000 in my trenches. Will it answer to man them with Mott's division until Han-