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HDQRS. LIGHT ARTILLERY Brigadier, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 12, 1864.

Captain CHARLES H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: There is nothing of importance to report this morning. Three 20-pounder Parrotts were withdrawn from the battery on the right, the Appomattox, and replaced by three 30-pounder Parrotts. Thirty-three rounds were fired at the enemy, twenty-five of which were Coehorn mortar shells at the enemy's workmen in front of the Carter.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. JACKSON,

Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Inspector-General and Chief of Artillery.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 117. Before Petersburg, Va., September 12, 1864.

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II. Colonel Joseph R. Hawley, Seventh Connecticut Volunteers, having been ordered to Connecticut in charge of the enlisted men of the Sixth and Seventh Connecticut Volunteers, whose term of enlistment has expired, Colonel Joseph C. Abbott, Seventh New Hampshire Volunteers, will assume command of the Second Brigade of this division, turning over the command of his regiment to the officer next in rank.

By order of Brigadier General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 12, 1864.

Captain ADRIAN TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report all quiet this morning. A continual fire of musketry was kept up by the enemy last night. No further developments have been made as to the intentions of the enemy in advancing trenches or saps before his obstructions. They are steadily moving toward our line. The trenches are deep. The police of the reserve camp and the trenches is good and is being improved. The officer of the trenches reports:

All quiet on the line during the night. At 10 o'clock we received orders from the division commander of the day to cease firing on the picket-line and not resume it unless the enemy advanced.

No casualties have occurred in the past twenty-four hours.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. VORIS,

Colonel Sixty-seventh Ohio Volunteers, Commanding First Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, September 12, 1864.

Brigadier General A. V. KAUTZ,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The accompanying communication* is sent for your information. Brigadier-General Gregg directs me to say that it is much

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*See Babcock to Humphreys, September 11,p 785.

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