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night before the mine blew up, traveling both ways by cars. I suggest that this officer, Lieutenant Henry B. Smith, be detained to place his evidence before the Court of Inquiry, of which General Hancock is president.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 14, 1864-8.20 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps;

Major-General Parke, commanding Ninth Corps, is directed to relieve your corps to-night as soon as practicable from the intrenchments it now hold. Upon being relieved you will establish your corps in rear of its present position, in such manner that you can readily support the troops in your front or on the right or move to operate on the enemy's right flank. You will be prepared to move at very brief notice. General Hunt is directed to furnish any additional artillery required by the Ninth Corps for the batteries you vacate, as you will take your field artillery with you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR Numbers 102.] HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864.

As soon as relieved by the troops of the Ninth Corps, division commanders will assemble their men as near to their own headquarters as my be convenient, and be prepared to move at short notice in any direction.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance transpired on my line during the night. My troops have been very watchful. No movements of the enemy have been observed.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 37. Before Petersburg, Va., August 14, 1864.

I. By virtue of seniority of rank the undersigned assumes command of the Ninth Army Corps.

II. The following-named officers are announced as temporarily attached to the staff of the Ninth Army Corps: Lieutenant Colonel R. C.

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