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Church. Including the frequent detail on the rear line, the fatigue details, and the brigade at Prince George Court-House, there are now about 4,500 men absent from Miles' and Smyth's divisions.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 32.

September 21, 1864.

Captain H. H. Bingham, One hundred and fortieth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and acting judge-advocate of the corps, is announced as acting assistant adjutant-general of the corps during the temporary absence of Captain William P. Wilson, acting assistant adjutant-general of the corps.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

WM. P. WILSON,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 21, 1864.

Brigadier General H. J. HUNT,

Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac:

I have the honor to report no change in the enemy's lines observed or reported during the past twenty-four hours. The enemy replied to the salute this morning with a few shots. The First New Hampshire Battery (rifled) went into position near the Fin house early this morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. J. EDGELL,

Captain, Commanding.

(Copy to Captain W. P. Wilson, acting assistant adjutant-general, Second Corps).

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARTY. BRIGADE, SECOND CORPS,

Numbers 158.

September 21, 1864.

I. The Third New Jersey Battery, Captain Christian Woerner, commanding will relieve the Twelfth New York Battery, Lieutenant Dauchy commanding, and take position in Fort Alexander Hays without delay. When relieved Lieutenant Dauchy will report at these headquarters for instructions.

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By command of Captain F. M. Edgell:

U. D. EDDY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.