War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0820 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

No. 304. Washington, September 14, 1864.

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15. First Lieutenant R. P. Strong, Signal Corps, U. S. Army, is hereby relieved from duty at the Signal Camp of Instruction, Georgetown, D. C., and will report in person without delay to the chief signal officer, Army of the Potomac, for duty.

16. Captain G. S. Dana, Signal Corps, U. S. Army, is hereby relieved from duty with the signal detachment, Army of the Potomac, and will report in person without delay to the chief signal officer, headquarters Army of the Ohio, in the field, for duty.

17. Sergt. Charles Wentworth, Signal Corps, U. S. Army, is hereby relieved from duty with the signal detachment, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, and will report in person without delay to the chief signal officer, headquarters Department of the Susquehanna, for duty. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, September 14, 1864.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There was no change in my lines during the twenty-four hours ending 9 a.m. to-day.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 14, 1864-10.40 a.m. (Received 10.45 a.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The commanding general desires to know the cause of the heavy artillery firing now going on?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Major-General Birney.)

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, September 14, 1864-10.45 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

There has been no heavy artillery firing on my front this morning. There appears to be some farther to the right than my line.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.