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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 20, 1864- 8.40 p.m. (Received 8.50 p.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

General Davies is directed to send out detachments to be posted in front of the infantry pickets on the main road, so as to give timely notice of them of the approach of the enemy. The commanders of the detachments are to be put in communication with the commanders of the infantry pickets in front of which they are posted.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to General Warren and Parke.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 20, 1864-9.30 p.m.

General HANCOCK:

A salute of 100 guns is to be fired at sunrise to-morrow from the guns bearing on the enemy on General Butler's line, on General Birney's line, and on the portion of the line occupied by General Hancock's troops, in honor of General Sheridan's victory in the Shenandoah Valley.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Major-Generals Warren and Parke and Brigadier-General Davies.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 20, 1864-10.15 p.m. (Received 10.20 p.m.)Z

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The commanding general directs that the picket-line south of the rear line of works be so modified to-morrow morning as to run from the vicinity of Robertson's, on the Weldon railroad, easterly, crossing the plank road near Wascher's or Lucado's, thence past C. Brown's to vicinity of Davenport Church. The line best adapted to the purpose to be selected between the points named.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Generals Warren and Parke.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 20, 1864-10.30 p.m. (Received 10.35 p.m.)

Major-General. HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

General Parke is directed to have his pickets connect with yours at the point designated this afternoon.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.