War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0920 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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ness to run your stock within the lines if necessary; perhaps the surest method of doing this will be along the beach. Will you please inform him if you have any mounted men that can be sent out, and also if you receive any intelligence otherwise than through him.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHANNING CLAPP,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 19, 1864-12.30 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

It is proper to inform you that I have 2,700 men detailed for fatigue to-morrow morning.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 19, 1864-12.55 a.m. (Received 1 a.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The information respecting the enemy's cavalry is not so positive or definite as to require more than the general precautions mentioned.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 19, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

No material change in my lines or disposition of troops since last report; 2,700 men on fatigue duty this morning constructing defenses and railroad cut.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 19, 1864

Major-General MEADE:

I find this morning that the brigade at the Court-House had a battery during the night. My acting chief of artillery reported that there was no battery there, but it appears that when the horse artillery was withdrawn yesterday the division commander sent down his battery again.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 19, 1864

General HUMPHREYS:

The brigade of Colonel Pierce, at Prince George, is not very large, and I suggest that it would be well for General Hunt to withdraw his