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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, September 17, 1864.

Brigadier-General MILES,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires me to say that you can draw in the brigade from the Finn house as soon as convenient and let it return to its old camp.

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

W. P. WILSON,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS, September 17, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER FIRST BRIGADE:

SIR: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you have a sufficient number of regiments from your brigade to number 800 muskets in readiness to move at dark to the place occupied by a portion of your brigade on Monday night, where the troops will bivouac until sunrise. A staff officer from these headquarters will be at your headquarters at dark and will conduct the troops.

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

WM. R. DRIVER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 17, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that everything was very quiet during the night, a little picket-firing excepted.

By command of Major General G. K. Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 17, 1864-12 m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

In the temporary absence of General Warren, I send you the following just received. I have also heard from an officer of the Sixth Ohio Cavalry that about daybreak this morning cattle were heard by the cavalry pickets passing Reams' Station. The voices of the men driving the cattle were distinctly heard. At the same time the enemy's cavalry formed a skirmish line extending along the front of the cavalry pickets toward the plank road, evidently to cover the bringing off of the cattle:

CAMP FIRST PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN CAVALRY BATTALION,

September 17, 1864-11.30 a.m.

Major R. J. FALLS,

Commanding First Pennsylvania Veteran Cavalry Battalion:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that in obedience to your orders I went to the cavalry line of the pickets on the Reams' Station road, and from Lieutenant, Cornell, First New Jersey Regiment, learned that a force of about twenty-five men, one-half