War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0020 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 2, 1864-9.15 p. m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has occurred in my front to-day. Details numbering 1,900 men are at work to-night on the line.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, August 2, 1864-9 p. m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There has not been much firing on my front to-day, though it is now quite brisk. The following observations are reported by Colonel Humphrey, commanding Second Brigade, Third Division: The enemy shows great activity in strengthening their old and throwing up new works. The redoubt on Cemetery Hill appears completed, and arranged for five or six guns. A considerable work was done in smoothing down the ruins of the redoubt destroyed on the 30th, and a work, I think to be used as a covered way, leading from the ravine on the left (enemy's left) diagonally across the field to this redoubt has been thrown out. A heavy fatigue party has also been at work during the day in front of the right of the line occupied by the Fifth Corps, in a ravine running parallel with the enemy's main line, and between it and his picket-line. A considerable quantity of lumber has been carried to this party to-day. I have also observed more smoke from what appeared to be the enemy's camp-fires than for some time past. These fires were well to the rear of that part of the enemy's line in front of the Fifth Corps. In the reported construction of new works between the picket and main line both scantling and boards were seen.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, Before Petersburg, Va., August 2, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report everything quiet along our lines last night. The Second Brigade, occupying our front line, was re-enforced by 300 men from the First Brigade just after dark, and the line is now sufficiently full.

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

JAMES H. LEDLIE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding First Division, Ninth Army Corps.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, Before Petersburg, Va., August 2, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has occurred on my front within the past twelve hours, and no movement