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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864.

(Received 8 a.m.)

Colonel F. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have completed the work on Bragg's left so as to be ready for the battery which the general proposed to put in there.

Yours, respectfully,

L. CUTLER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 21, 1864-10.15 a.m.

(Received 10.30 a.m.)

Captain HUTCHINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

Will you please direct General Ferrero to move his division as soon as relieved by General Hancock's troops to the vicinity of the Aiken House, and then hold in readiness to move to the support of the balance of the Ninth Corps or the Second Corps.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Jones' House,

August 21, 1864-2.20 p.m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Hancock's two division are ordered to the Gurley house. Mott will hold as far as the Strong house, and further if he can. The commanding general desires you to put Ferrero's division to slashing and holding from the Strong house toward Warren and to concentrate the division now at that work (Potter's) about the Aiken house.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

WARREN'S HEADQUARTERS, August 21, 1864-2.45 p.m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Hancock's two divisions are ordered to the Gurley house. Mott will hold as far as the Strong house, and further if he can. The commanding general desires you to put Ferrero's division to slashing and holding from the Strong house toward Warren and to concentrate the division now at that work (Potter's) about the Aiken house.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

WARREN'S HEADQUARTERS, August 21, 1864-2.45 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I did not fully understand with General Hancock that he was to extend his line to the left beyond that now held by Mott. Will you please have this understood, so that I can have Potter's division moved to the left and strengthened. He now holds a long thin line in front of the Aiken house, and White and Willcox join him in reserve. Ferrero has not yet arrived. His men in the redoubt on the plank road were to have been relieved by the Second Corps, and then he was to come on the Aiken house.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.