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Division (on our right) annoy our men very much in the ravine directly in rear of our line; also on the railroad where it is crossed by the covered way.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 13, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

SIR: I have the honor to report all quiet on my front during the day. The enemy have fired less than usual with artillery and musketry.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 13, 1864.

General GREGG:

Please read the inclosed, seal it, and oblige, me by having the officer directed to General Kautz' headquarters.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 13, 1864.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Cavalry:

If the implements for destroying railroads provided for former occasions are with your trains the commanding general directs that you take them with you, giving the order for their accompanying you at such time and in such manner as will not admit of its being known that they are with you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

P. S.-General Kautz will inform the commanding general where his

headquarters are established.

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., CAV. CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 13, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: The implements for destroying railroads are not in my possession, nor do I know what disposition was made of them. Gen-