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of three. You had better at once attack, or make a strong demonstration to that effect. If the enemy are vacating their lines attack them and seize their works.

[F. A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.]

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

August 16, 1864-3.15 p.m. (Received 3.30 p.m.)

Lieutenant Colonel F. A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that I have made a demonstration and find the enemy have a strong skirmish line and the works manned. The guns are still in position. I have given orders for a demonstration to be made on the extreme left by a regiment.

Very respectfully,

G. MOTT,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, August 16, 1864. (Received 3.40 p.m.)

Brigadier-General MOTT,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: General Hancock says your movements meet his wishes.

Respectfully,

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS, August 16, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel F. A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to state that I made a demonstration on the left this evening and found the enemy with a strong skirmish line and the works manned. During that time I had the 8-inch siege gun brought away, and brought in three loads of ammunition belonging to that siege gun.

Very respectfully,

G. MOTT,

Brigadier-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

August 16, 1864.

The command will be under arms at 3 a.m. to-morrow. Brigade commanders will see that camps are struck at that hour. The officer commanding pickets will be notified to keep the pickets vigilant and all be under arms at that time. An attack is expected.

By command of Brigadier-General Mott:

JOHN HANCOCK,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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