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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 22, 1864-2.50 p.m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps, near Gurley House:

The pickets of General Ayres have advanced and occupied part of a rifle-pit that was held by the enemy, who still hold it on his right. As the pickets of your corps have not advanced as far as his, they should be pushed forward as far as Ayres' pickets.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 150.

Before Petersburg, Va., August 22, 1864.

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2. The Thirty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteers is hereby relieved from duty as engineer regiment of First Division. The commanding officer will report in person without delay to the commanding officer of the First Division for further orders.

By command of Major General John G. Parke:

JNO. C. YOUNGMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 22, 1864

Brigadier General S. G. GRIFFIN,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: You will continue work as rapidly as possible on the new line. Major-General Meade has just been here. He did not exactly understand the line where he ordered work suspended. He has countermanded the order and desires it (the work) pushed forward diligently.

By order of Brigadier-General Potter:

SAML. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Weldon Railroad, near Blick's House,

August 22, 1864-11.15 a.m

Colonel HUMPHREY:

COLONEL: General Warren has been directed to push forward his pickets and to support them. The brigadier-general commanding directs that you advance your pickets, keeping pace with those of General Warren. Will you please send out strong supports, and be ready with the rest of your brigade to support the troops of the Fifth Corps in case a general advance is made.

I remain, colonel, your obedient servant,

L. C. BRACKETT,

Aide-de-Camp.