HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864-4.15 p.m.
Chief of Staff:
I have sent a brigade and battery to the Finn house, on the plank road. Have one brigade in the fort on the Norfolk road. I have directed a picket-line to be established between the Norfolk road and the plank road.
WINF'D S. HANCOCK,
HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864.
Brigadier General H. J. HUNT,
Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac:
I have the honor to report no change observed in the enemy's lines during the past twenty-four hours and no firing. Burton's (Eleventh New York) battery now occupies the work on the right of the plank [road] formerly occupied by Rickett's (F, First Pennsylvania).
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
F. M. EDGELL,
(Copy to Captain W. P. Wilson, acting assistant adjutant-general, Second Corps.)
HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864
Lieutenant Colonel JAMES E. McGEE,
Commanding Consolidated Brigade:
COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you have your brigade in readiness to move at dusk to the place occupied by you on Tuesday night, where the troops will bivouac until sunrise, unless otherwise ordered. A staff officer from these headquarters will be at your headquarters will be at your headquarters at dusk and will conduct the troops.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. R. DRIVER,
HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS, September 16, 1864.
Captain W. P. WILSON,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Army Corps:
CAPTAIN: In compliance with orders from corps headquarters, I have the honor to report that I now have my line fully established, with the right resting on the Norfolk railroad and the left at the Strong house. The different forts along my front are garrisoned with a full complement of men. There have been no changes in the enemy's line during the past twenty-four hours. A constant picket-firing is kept up by both sides along my entire front.
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brevet Major-General of Volunteers.