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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864-12.50 a.m.

Brigadier-General HARTRANFT,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you be prepared at daylight to extend your line so as to occupy, besides your own position, the front now covered by General Potter's division, should he be called upon to move to the support of General Ferrero. Should the movement be made, General Potter's pickets can be relieved after you get fully into position.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. C. YOUNGMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 47.

Aiken's Hous, Va., September 2, 1864.

I. In obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 160, paragraph 4, headquarters Ninth Army Corps, dated September 1, 1864, I hereby assume command of the Third Division, Ninth Army Corps, temporarily.

II. Captain J. D. Bertolette, assistant adjutant-general, is temporarily assigned to the division staff.

III. Lieutenant R. A. Watts is announced as aide-de camp on the staff of the general commanding.

J. F. HARTRANFT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864-12.50 a.m.

Brigadier-General FERRERO,

Commanding Fourth Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to say that should you be attacked in the morning, the Second Division and reserve batteries will be ready to move to your support at daylight, and he requests that you send him the earliest intelligence possible of any movement of the enemy, toward daylight, and to have your command in readiness to meet any emergency that may arise.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. C. YOUNGMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

September 2, 1864-6.15 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

One of my brigades passed out directly west from General Warren's headquarters at 5 a.m. Last intelligence it was within three-quarters of a mile of the Petersburg and Dinwiddie plank road. But little opposition encountered. The brigade at this time is certainly on the plank road.

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General.