War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0928 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 19, 1864-2.40 p.m. (Received 2.45 p.m.)

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Tenth Corps:

It is reported from the provost-marshal-general's office that deserters from Wise's brigade the state that Hoke returned yesterday at noon and lies in rear of Johnson in a ravine.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

September 19, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

There is nothing to communicate from my line.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 19, 1864.

Captain A. TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: The rebels, aided by atmospheric influence, raised the very devil with our auditory nerves during the night, but anomalous as it may appear they were unusually quiet in our brigade front. No unusual circumstances occurred worthy of noticed during the last twenty-four hours. I give copy of the substantial part of the report of officer of the trenches:

Nothing unusual has occurred in our front. The officers in charge of the vedettes tell me they have not had any firing on our brigade line, and that the enemy have been more quiet than ever.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. VORIS,

Colonel, Sixty-seventh Ohio Volunteers, Commanding First Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., September 19, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that no changes have taken place in the disposition of the troops of my command within the past twenty-four hours. Yesterday being Sunday there was no fatigue details except for policing purposes. The trenches are clean and in excellent order.

Very respectfully, yours,

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.