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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 20, 1864.

Major-General WARREN:

General Butler's telegram about Corse's brigade was in reply to one from General Meade inquiring for intelligence of Corse's brigade.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 20, 1864 - 8.25 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The following dispatch* from the lieutenant-general commanding the armies in the field is sent you so that you amy furnish the information asked for and enable the commanding general to answer it as soon as possible. Please include the losses, if any, of the troops of the Ninth Corps serving with you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

AUGUST 20, 1864. (Received 3.40 p. m.)

General WARREN:

General Potter's picket-line holds that house in the corn-field and are entrenching themselves on very good line. The rebels have left the place where they were last night.

W. A. ROEBLING.

CIRCULAR,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 109. August 20, 1864.

In case we are attacked again, the commanding officer must take pains to control their men's firing, and, if possible, fire by front and rear rank alternately, being careful to reserve their fire for the line of

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* See Grant to Meade, 8.15 p. m., p.328.

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