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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 22, 1864-8 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Major-General Parke is at present on the line. It will be impossible to give you the information required in your dispatch of 7.45 until his return, which will be within an hour.

R. A. HUTCHINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

August 22, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

General Ferrero occupies from the Strong house the line occupied by one brigade of General Potter. He has been at work all night and reports that by evening the work will be completed. I shall then extend him to the left, relieving Potter's other brigade. The line in front of this brigade has been straightened and shortened to connect with the line of parapets and batteries in the Blick house opening. We are at work on this line now, and I hope to have it finished by evening.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

GURLEY HOUSE, August 22, 1864-10.15 a.m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

General Warren has been directed to continue pushing forward his pickets and to support them. The commanding general directs that you advance the pickets of your line, keeping pace with those of Warren. Your dispatch about your line indicates that Willcox's and White's divisions are not upon your line preparing it. If that is so, the commanding general directs that when General Warren moves forward you cover his right flank with these two divisions.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 22, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

General Ferrero reports that scouts have advanced a mile in front of his division without finding the enemy.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.