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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 15, 1864.

Brigadier-General AYRES,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires you to withdraw the Maryland Brigade back near your own headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 15, 1864-10 a.m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding desires you to report the distribution you have made of your troops in the entrenchments now held by your corps.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 15, 1864-12 m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

General Potter's (Second) division, 2,300 men, relieved General Griffin, and holds the line from right of line formerly held by Fifth Corps to the plank road. Eleven hundred men of General Ferrero's division (colored) occupy large redoubt, 250 men occupy redoubt south of Chieves' house, 250 in rear of Fort Tilton, and 200 in redoubt near large mortar battery. General White's division, 1,500 men, relieved General Crawford, and occupy the skirmish line extending from General Willcox, with one brigade, colored troops, holds the line formerly occupied by Ninth Corps as far to the right as the mine, where they join the Eighteenth Corps. Your dispatch of 10 a.m. just received on my return from the line.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARTILLERY NINTH ARMY CORPS, August 15, 1864.

Brigadier General R. B. POTTER,

Commanding Second Division, Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Three batteries have reported to me this morning. I have ordered two-Dorsey's (Ohio) and Rhodes' (Rhode Island)-to report to you.

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

J. ALBERT MONROE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Artillery.