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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 6, 1864. (Received 11 a. m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report all quiet in my front during the night. Seven deserters from Florida brigade were received this morning and forwarded.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

August 6, 1864-9.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

I have honor to report that everything has been quiet in my front to-day. A detail of 300 men is at work at Battery Tilton tonight.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 6, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report that all was quiet on my line during the night, and everything much as usual.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

[AUGUST 6, 1864.-For Burnside to Stanton, relative to composition of the Court of Inquiry ordered to examine into the affair of July 30, see Vol. XL, Part I, p. 531.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 6, 1864.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

I am instructed to say that the major-general commanding has heard that during the recent flag of truce Colonel Thomas, commanding brigade in the Fourth Division of the Ninth Corps, was taken by the enemy and detained some twenty-two hours. The major-general commanding desires to know whether you have any knowledge of this matter, and, if so, what the particulars are.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 6, 1864.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Your letter of the 5th instant, in relation to the condition of the mine recently exploded in your front, has been laid before the