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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

September 6, 1864-5.30 p. m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that no change has been observed in front of the cavalry line.

I am, very respectfully, you obedient servant,

D. MCM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

September 6 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Toward dusk last evening the enemy relieved several brigades from trenches, which gave rise to the report of their massing. Between 8 and 9 o'clock in the evening the enemy cheered loudly, and opened vigorously from their artillery. I now occupy the second line from right of Second Corps to Redoubt Numbers 3. near the hare house. Pickets in advance of and in the former line hold it. I am working on the new line to complete it; it is shorter and better.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

Respectfully forwarded for the information of Lieutenant-General Grant.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS,

September 6, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I would not need any additional artillery. I have eighteen guns in reserve on my line that would be sufficient artillery for my small reserve as a support.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

September 6, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A deserter from Hoke's division, on my right, reports that last night a division of General Early's marched through Petersburg to the Weldon railroad. He says the cheering was for their arrival. Another deserter says that troops all day yesterday from Richmond defenses were moving toward our left; that General Lee has moved his headquarters there near Weldon railroad. They agree that the arrived