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GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST DIV., NINTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 45.

August 28, 1864.

I. In accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 155, paragraph 2, headquarters Ninth Army Corps, of this date, the undersigned assumes temporary command of the First Division, Ninth Army Corps.

II. The staff will remain the same as before, with the addition of First Lieutenant R. A. Watts, Seventeenth Michigan Volunteers, aide-de-camp, who will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

J. F. HARTRANFT,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HDQRS. SECOND DIV. CAVALRY, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 28, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quiet on the cavalry picket-line from James River to the left of the Fifth Army Corps. General Kautz reports one man wounded by a guerrilla near Rollins' house, on the Powhatan road. The picket-line of the Second Division is complete from Gary's Church, on the plank road, to the railroad near the Wyatt road, thence to Warren's left. One brigade is posted between the plank road and the Williams house, and one brigade between the Williams house and Doctor Gurley's. A sketch of the picket-line will be forwarded as soon as practicable.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. MCM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

August 28, 1864. (Received 6.50 p. m.)

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The signal officer at Spring Hill reports that at 6.15 p. m. a train of ten cars loaded with troops passed the Junction toward Petersburg.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

Telegraph this to General Ord.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 28, 1864. (Received 12.30 p. m.)

Major-General ORD:

A quartermaster is here stating that he has orders at once to take all the details from the depots. It will be impossible for me to relieve those details until the troops of General Foster and Thirty-seventh New Jersey arrive. You know the length of my line and that it needs all