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Twitchell, and Battery Morton were vigorously cannonaded, but no casualties are as yet reported. The fire lasted one hour and a half without cessation, after which it continued, with intermissions, until 3.30 o'clock.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION,

August 18, 1864.

Captain ROBERT A. HUTCHINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that nothing unusual has transpired on my front during the last twelve hours, the same amount of picket-firing and sharpshooting being kept up as heretofore.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

August 18, 1864.

General FERRERO:

I inclose for your information a copy of an order* from army headquarters. Please be prepared to execute its provisions as early as practicable on receipt of orders.

Yours, respectfully,

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, FOURTH DIV., NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 18, 1864.

Captain HICKS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Fourth Division, Ninth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the picket-firing in the early part of last evening was heavier than usual; also that about 1 o'clock this a. m. the enemy opened a very brisk artillery fire on our line which continued until near 4 o'clock, during which we had eight men wounded in the brigade.

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

H. G. THOMAS,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 18, 1864.

Colonel MORGAN,

Chief of Staff, Second Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report all quiet this morning and that nothing new was observed during the night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

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*See Humphreys to Parke, 12.15 p. m., p. 280.

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