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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 5, 1864-6.30 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

Part of it is. I have sent out to see. We heard no musketry here.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 5, 1864-7.45 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The enemy exploded a mine in front of General Ames' division. The understanding is the mine exploded short and did not reach our works or do any damage. Firing started at once and extended to our First Division front, but amounted to very little.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 5, 1864-9 p. m.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has occurred on my front during the past twelve hours. New abatis has been cut and will be laid to-night. All the information we have in regard to the firing this afternoon has already been given.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS FIRST DIV., NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 38.

August 5, 1864.

I. by direction of major-general commanding the Ninth Corps I hereby assume the command of First Division, Ninth Army Corps.

II. The following are announced as forming, until further orders, the staff of this division, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly: Captain C. J. Mills, Fifty-sixth Massachusetts Volunteers, acting assistant adjutant-general; Major S. Hovey, jr., Twenty-first Massachusetts Volunteers, division inspector; Surg. M. K. Hogan, U. S. Volunteers, surgeon-in-chief; Captain J. S. Tobey, Thirty-fifth massachusetts Volunteers, acting assistant quartermaster; Captain T. Y. England, U. S. Volunteers, commissary of subsistence; Captain J. W. Hudson, Thirty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteers, engineer officer, Captain George C. Parker, Twenty-first Massachusetts Volunteers, provost-marshal; Captain E. R. Lewis, Twenty-first massachusetts Volunteers, acting ordnance officer.

JULIUS WHITE,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FIRS DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., August 5, 1864-8 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel L. RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that everything has been quiet along my line during the past twelve hours, except that immediately