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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS, September 10, 1864-2 a. m.

Captain W. P. WILSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

CAPTAIN: The line on the crest is being secured, and I do not expect any trouble. About 60 prisoners are reported; more are taken. It was gallantly done by the Ninety-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, under Colonel Biles, the Twentieth Indiana and Second U. S. Sharpshooters, under Lieutenant-Colonel Meikel, the whole under the supervision of Brigadier-General De Trobriand.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. MOTT,

Brigadier-General.

P. S.-The enemy says it was a mean Yankee trick.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS, September 10, 1864-2.15 a. m.

Brigadier-General PIERCE,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding directs me to inform you that the operations have been entirely successful, and that we have carried the line of pits. He desires that your pickets be watchful and on the alert to repel any attempt the enemy may make to recapture their line.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES H. LOCKWOOD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS, September 10, 1864-2.15 a. m.

Colonel ROBERT McALLISTER,

Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs me to inform you that the operations have been entirely successful, and he desires that your pickets be on the alert to repel any attempt the enemy may make to recapture the pits.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES H. LOCKWOOD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS, September 10, 1864-3.15 a. m.

Colonel R. McALLISTER,

Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you be ready with your pickets and reserve to support Lieutenant-Colonel Meikel if he is attacked, and also instruct your men to be very watchful and vigilant, particularly about daylight.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. LOCKWOOD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.