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HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 24, 1864.

Captain JOHN N. CRAIG,

Asst. Adjt. General, Artillery Hdqrs., Army of the Potomac:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report no change in the enemy's lines in my front observed or reported during the past twenty-four hours. In compliance with order of Major-General Meade a salute of 100 shotted guns was fired at daylight from the batteries on the Second Corps front, apparently doing some damage to the enemy's works, but eliciting no reply.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. M. EDGELL,

Captain, Commanding.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. ARTILLERY Brigadier, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 24, 1864.

The commanding officers of the following-named batteries will have their commands harnessed and hitched in readiness to move at once: F, First Pennsylvania Artillery; K, Fourth U. S. Artillery; A and B, First Rhode Island Artillery; Twelfth New York Independent Battery; G, First New York Artillery; C and I, Fifth U. S. Artillery; First New Hampshire Battery; Tenth Massachusetts Battery.

By command of Captain F. M. EDGELL:

U. D. EDDY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 24, 1864.

Colonel T. A. SMYTH,

Commanding Second Division:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you withdraw your brigade of infantry and batteries of artillery on the Norfolk road and at Prince George Court-House. You can withdraw your pickets any time during the day.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. H. BINGHAM,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

September 24, 1864.

Captain J. P. FINKELMEIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Division:

CAPTAIN: In compliance with circular from division headquarters I have the honor to report the following disposition of troops under my command for garrison in Forts Meikel, Rice, and Sedgwick: Fort Meikel, 100 men, from Eighty-sixth New York Volunteers, under the special command of Captain H. C. Harrower. Fort Rice, 165 men, from the same regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Lansing's command, extending over the