War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0104 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

City Point, Va., August 10, 1864.

Lieutenant S. SERGEANT,

Commanding Detachment:

LIEUTENANT: In compliance with the orders of Lieutenant-General Grant, you will immediately take up your bridge at Broadway Landing, on the Appomattox, and bring it to this place, anchoring it alongside the raft now here. A tug will be sent up to be at Broadway Landing at 5 p. m. to tow you down.

By order of Brigadier General H. W. Benham:

CHANNING CLAPP,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 10, 1864 - 9 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance transpired in my front during the night.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 10, 1864 - 9 p. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has occurred in my front to-day. Four hundred men are at work to-night at Battery Tilton.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., August 10, 1864 - 8 a. m.

Liet. Colonel L. RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that everything has been quiet along my line for the past twelve hours. The commanding officer of the Fourteenth New York Heavy Artillery reports that he thinks the rebels are mining under his regiment. This will be investigated at once.

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

J. WHITE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., August 10, 1864.

Brigadier General JULIUS WHITE,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires me to reply to your communication of this date relative to the shortening of the lines held by