HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, September 28, 1864.
Major General A. E. BURNSIDE,
Providence, R. I.:
You will please direct the return, without delay, to the Army of the Potomac of all your staff except the personal aides-de-camp.
U. S. GRANT,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 28, 1864-1 a.m.
Commanding Ninth Corps:
The major-general commanding directs that your Second Division, now encamped in rear of the Avery house, be moved to-morrow [this] morning, as soon after full daylight as practicable, to the vicinity of the Gurley house, and in such an manner as to attract the attention the enemy.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, September 28, 1864.
Commanding Second Division:
GENERAL: The foregoing is by the direction of the commanding general respectfully submitted for your guidance. The dispatch fully explains itself, and the details are left to your own judgment.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JNO. C. YOUNGMAN,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, September 28, 1864.
Brigade commanders will have their commands ready to move at daylight.
By command of Brigadier-General Potter:
Let reveille be beaten in the morning with as much noise as possible.
HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, September 28, 1864-9.30 a.m. (Received 10.15 a.m.)
I have the honor to report that nothing unusual transpired along my lines during the past twenty-four hours. If compatible with public interest, I would like to know whether the movement of the Second