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HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS, September 15, 1864-9.40 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing unusual has transpired along my lines during the past twenty-four hours.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

ORDERS.] HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, FIRST DIV., 9TH ARMY CORPS,

September 15, 1864.

In obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 71, headquarters Ninth Army Corps, the undersigned assumes command of this brigade. All previous orders are continued in fore till modified.

N. B. McLAUGHLEN,

Colonel Fifty-seventh Massachusetts Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, September 15, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quiet on the cavalry picket-line for the past twenty-four hours.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. E. DAVIES, JR.,

Brigadier-General of Vols., Commanding Second Division Cavalry.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., CAVALRY CORPS, September 15, 1864.

Captain H. C. WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Division, Cavalry Corps:

All quiet along the picket-line of this command this morning. No disturbance during the night.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. SMITH,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., CAVALRY CORPS, September 15, 1864.

Captain H. C. WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Division, Cavalry Corps:

I have the honor to report all quiet along the line picketed by this command.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. SMITH,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

DUTCH GAP, VA., September 15, 1864.

Colonel HENRY L. ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Artillery:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that the enemy commenced firing from the new battery about the middle of the forenoon, making