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the First Division, that it is at present impossible to make any change. He also directs me to say that he approves of the suggestion received this afternoon that in repairing the fort on your front it should be so altered as to have a flank fire.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, August 10, 1864.

Liet. Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

SIR: I have the honor to report that no changes have occurred on my front during the last twelve hours. The officer of the day reports that heavy details of the enemy have been at work during the night.

The gallery for the countermine is progressing, but has been somewhat delayed for want of lumber, which will be up this morning.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., August 10, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

SIR: I have the honor to report no changes in my front during the day. The rebels have been very busy with the spade on the hill on our front and left.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 10, 1864 - 7.30 a. m.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Cavalry:

The telegraph line near Swan Point has been cut by the enemy. General Butler sent 150 infantry by water to Fort Powhatan to drive them off, but the force proved insufficient, and he requests that General Kautz be ordered to send a regiment or more to aid the gun-boat force at Powhatan. The major-general commanding directs that you direct General Kautz to send not less than a regiment of his cavalry to aid in braking up this party of the enemy. There is a gun-boat at Fort Powhatan.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.