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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 9, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The explosion which has just taken place is north 35 degrees east from here.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

August 9, 1864-9 p. m.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report that everything has been quiet in my front to-day. A detail of 400 men are at work to-night on Battery Tilton.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 9, 1864-9 a. m.

General WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report the usual state of affairs on my line. The ordinary amount of picket-firing and mortar shelling last night.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 9, 1864-9 p. m.

General WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report the usual state of affairs on my front during the past twelve hours. To-night there is the ordinary amount of picket-firing.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH AMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., August 9, 1864-8 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS 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. The Thirty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteers were engaged yesterday evening in digging a covered way in rear of the front line and in rear of the battery, which is very beneficial for the troops occupying the front line.

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

J. WHITE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.