War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0178 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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Mitchell, acting assistant inspector-general; Captain Robert A. Hutchins, assistant adjutant-general.

III. Captain George W. Gowan is announced as aide-de-camp, staff of the commanding general.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 14, 1864-8.10 p. m.

Major-General PARKE:

General Ord is directed to extend his left and relieve your corps of nearly one-half of the front it now occupies. The commanding general directs that you relieve the fifth Corps of the intrenchments it now occupies and hold the front from Ord's left to and including the large redoubt on the plank road and the batteries in that vicinity, if they are now held by the Ninth Corps. As the Fifth Corps will take with it all its field artillery, you will call on General Hunt, chief of artillery, for any additional field pieces you may require for the batteries vacated by the Fifth Corps. The commanding general desires that these changes be made as soon as practicable.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 14, 1864-9.15 p. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

General Ord wishes to know the exact spot where his left will rest when he relieves one-half your line. Please designate it to him and also at the same time to these headquarters.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864-9.45 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

As near as possible the line to be relieved by the Eighteenth Corps will extend to General Potter's left at a point nearly opposite the mine. The troops to be relieved are those portions of Potter's and White's (lately Ledlie's) divisions, which are now in the line.

J. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

(Same to Major-General Ord.)

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864.

Brigadier-General FERRERO,

Commanding Fourth Division, Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to say to you that it is in contemplation to occupy the line of the Fifth Corps with the troops of the Ninth Corps. You will please hold the troops you have in