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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 24, 1864. (Received 7 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

I suppose the siege guns ordered to be put in position on my line will be ordered there from your headquarters, as there are no siege guns on the line at present.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

General HUNT:

I suppose from this that the siege guns in Fort Sedgwick have been removed. How about the battery near the Avery house?

A. A. H[UMPHREYS].

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 24, 1864-9 a.m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There has been no change in the disposition of my command since last report. Five deserters from Wilcox's old brigade were sent up this morning; detail made for repairing embrasures in Fort Sedgwick under Lieutenant Benyaurd.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 24, 1864-10 a.m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The siege artillery of your line will be put in position by the chief of artillery here. If any change should be made in the armament by substitution of field artillery for siege artillery you will be duly notified, and the field artillery will be supplied.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 24, 1864-12.30 p.m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you make the necessary arrangements immediately to relieve General Birney along the whole line held by him, from Mott's right to the Appomattox. You will relieve as much of his line to-night as practicable. You will relieve the garrisons of the inclosed works on Birney's front, also designating the garrisons for them.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.