War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0661 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

September 2, 1864. (Received 6.25 a.m.)

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Two deserters have just come in, one from Mahone's old brigade and one from Wilcox's old brigade. They are not aware of any movement of their troops.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864-9 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

I am connecting Fort Crawford and the redoubt at the Strong house with a rifle-pit. It requires a great deal of work from my command, and I am not able to work any south of the fort at the Strong house. I think the Ninth Corps ought to throw their breast-work forward there to connect with the fort, as I am doing on the right of it. As it is now, the fort is some 200 yards in advance of the rifle-pit.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864-9 a.m.

General S. WILLIAMS:

Since my last report fatigue details from this command have been working at the fort near the Strong house, the one on plank road, and the other at the head of the railroad cut. About 1,300 men were at work last night on the rifle-pit connecting the fort at the Strong house with Fort Crawford. The one at Strong house is a garrisoned and far enough advanced nearly for guns.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 2, 1864 (Sent 10.50 a.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The rifle-pits south of the Strong house redoubt will be attended to by the Ninth Corps.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

September 2, 1864. (Received 10.50 a.m.)

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I would like a copy of the dispatch you sent me on the night of the 24th telling me that a force of the enemy had moved out from Peters-