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probably require one of your divisions to-morrow, and directs that you draw out one of your divisions from the intrenchments to-night. It may be held as reserve for your line until necessity compels the commanding general to call for it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

September 30, 1864.

Division commanders and commander of the Artillery Brigade will have the troops under arms at 4 a. m. to-morrow, October 1, 1864.

By command of Major-General Hancock:

H. H. BINGHAM,

Major, Judge-Advocate and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 30, 1864.

Major H. H. BINGHAM,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: About 9.30 p. m. yesterday the enemy opened a fire of musketry and a few mortar shells on our right. It was replied to by a few shots from the artillery and soon ceased. It is reported that troops appeared to be moving in the enemy's works yesterday in front of our right. All quiet on the rest of the line except a few shots fired by a new mortar battery of the enemy in front of Fort Sedgwick. For the purpose of replying to this fire a battery of four Coehorn mortars, under command of Captain Hamlink, of Company D, Fourth New York Artillery, was placed in position in Battery Numbers 20 last night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. HAZARD,

Major, Commanding.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 30, 1864.

Captain W. A. HARN,

Commanding Artillery Brigade, Sixth Corps:

CAPTAIN: The major commanding instructs me to inform you that he directs you to withdraw the Vermont battery (the one you last put in) from Fort Sedgwick and to put it in Battery Numbers 17 to-night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

U. D. EDDY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

September 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General MILES,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-genal commanding desires you to send two regiments infantry to a point between the Avery house and these headquarters. The enemy's cavalry fell back from General Warren's left last night behind Rowanty Creek and General Meade expresses