War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0056 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 5, 1864-6.45 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you get your corps under arms, and send two divisions to the rear of Ords left, the commander reporting his arrival to General Ord, and holding the divisions ready to support him.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

August 5, 1864-7 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have received your dispatch of 6.45 p. m., and have ordered Mott's and Miles' divisions to proceed at once to General Ord's left, reporting on arrival to General Ord. General Mott will be in command of the two divisions.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

August 5, 1864-7.45 p. m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that my two divisions reported to General Ord as directed. They were informed that their services were not required, and are now returning to camp.

Very respectfully, you obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 5, 1864-8.20 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

Everything continuing quiet. Your two divisions have been ordered to return to their camps. It is not necessary to keep the corps under arms. Possibly something may occur in the night. A small mine was exploded by the enemy about forty yards abreast of Ord's line on its left; no harm done. Colonel Stedman was dangerously wounded in the firing.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.