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Division to the vicinity of the Gurley house is permanent or merely temporary, in order that instruction may be issued in reference to camping the men.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 28, 1864. (Sent 11.15 a.m.)

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Will communicate with you during the day concerning the Second Division.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 28, 1864-11 p.m.

Major-General PARKE:

General Hancock reports the heavy firing, artillery and infantry, about 9 p.m. was on your front. Please report what you know about it.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 28, 1864. (Sent 11.15 p.m.)

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The musketry firing this evening is said to have been from your pickets. What was the cause and result?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, September 28, 1864-11.50 p.m.

Major-General Meade,

Commanding:

After the musketry affair was over, I received the following report from General Ferrero,commanding Third Division:

I have the honor to report that the attack was made on the Second Corps, and did not reach my line.

E. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General.

From my quarters all the artillery firing appeared from Fort Davis and works to the right. The musketry seemed to be about the junction of our pickets and those of the Second Corps. It was accompanied with slight cheering, and seemed an attack on our picket-line, but on receiving General Ferrero's report I made no further investigation. I will, however, send to him and learn if he has any further information from his line.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.