War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0030 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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that, wherever practicable, religious exercises be held in the several camps by the chaplains serving with the army; and he commands that all operations that are not matters of military necessity be suspended during the day.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

August 3, 1864-1 a. m. (Received 2.30 a. m.)

The command will be under arms half an hour before daylight, and remain so until half an hour after daylight this morning.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 3, 1864. (Received 9.10 a.m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that all was quiet in my front during the night. Sharp firing in front of the command on my right continued all night long.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 3, 1864-9.15 p. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired in my front to-day. Nine hundred men are at work at ten-gun mortar battery and at fort on right of plank road.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 3, 1864.

Colonel E. M. GREGORY,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: Major Lentz will proceed at once with his command, the Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, and take position in the fort where Lieutenant Walcott's battery is stationed. It is directed that banquettes be raised between the pieces, in order that the fort may be defended by infantry. The troops will be camped so as to not interfere in any way with the artillery.

By order of Brigadier-General Bartlett:

C. B. MERVINE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.