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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 26, 1864.

Captain H. H. BINGHAM,

Acing Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the following change has been made in the lines of this division:

The line from the Strong house to Fort Davis was relieved by the Ninth Corps. Colonel McAllister, commanding Third Brigade, relieved Colonel Smyth's line from the Norfolk railroad to Fort Morton, connecting with General De Trobriand on the Norfolk railroad. The troops of the Second Brigade have been massed in the woods rear of the former headquarters of General Miles. The garrisons, and commands of the forts have not been changed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. MOTT,

Brevet Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

September 26, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that all was quiet in my front during yesterday and last night. Fort Davison was garrisoned yesterday afternoon by the Ninety-fourth New York Volunteers, Major McMahon commanding General Crawford's division, relieving the Ninth Corps troops. Mink's battery was placed in Battery Numbers 26. A deserter. g. P. May-field, from Fifth Alabama [Battalion], was received last night and has been forwarded. This man has been in the service three years, and was one of the provost guard at A. P. Hill's headquarters, which place he left yesterday morning.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

September 26, 1864. (Received 1.16 p. m.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

The only regiment of dismounted cavalry in this command is the Twenty-first Pennsylvania Cavalry, numbering present for duty 21 officers, 632 enlisted [men]; it is armed with muskets.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 26, 1864. (Sent 1.46 p. m.)

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The signal officer near Jordan's house reports that a large body of the enemy's infantry was seen southwest from signal station, moving toward our left.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to General Parke.)

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