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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 18, 1864-10.30 p. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Certainly; relieve the working party, and send at least as many men to Warren as are relieved by Ord and Mott.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 18, 1864-10.15 p. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The commanding general thinks it will be time enough to send the ment that Ord's troops relieved at about 3 a. m. See that some one takes them by the shortest route to Warren, probably by the Strong house instead of the Williams house.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 18, 1864-10.50 p. m.

Major-General PARKE:

Have you any white troops to send in place of the 1,500 Ord will send you? They are white and black. Mott's division has 5,300 enlisted men and 300 officers.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 18, 1864. (Received 11 p. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have white troops to send in place of the 1,500 Ord will send me, and also enough to send about the same number as will be relieved by General Mott. This will include all the white troops, and leave General Ferrero's division on the line and in the redoubts on the left.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

August 18, 1864-10 p m.

Major-General PARKE,

Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am informed by General Humphreys that you are going to send me 1,500 men in the morning. Let them turn off at the Williams house. I intend also to establish a short picket-line from my right