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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 3, 1864.

It was ascertained by inspection this morning that a considerable part of the First and Second Divisions were not under arms at day-light. a situation where this precaution is more imperatively called for can hardly be imagined. Division commanders will have a staff officer on the line each morning to see that the troops are placed under arms at early dawn.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

H. H. BINGHAM,

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

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 3, 1864.

Major H. H. BINGHAM,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance occurred on this line during yesterday. It is reported that the 8-inch columbiad to our left and front of Fort Morton is again in position. A few rounds were fired by the mortar battery and also from Fort Davis in reply to the enemy. No casualties.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. HAZARD,

Major, Commanding.

(Copy to Captain John N. Craig, assistant adjutant-general, artillery headquarters, Army of the Potomac.)

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 3, 1864.

Major General JOHN GIBBON,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding understands that you have about 760 muskets in Fort Davis, under Colonel Smyth. The maximum garrison of that fort is 550 men. The general desires that you put at least 200 of the garrison in the second line in rear of Fort Sedgwick, placing them so as to give a flank fire on the ground between Fort Davis and Fort Sedgwick.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 3, 1864.

Brigade commanders will keep their commands well in hand, vigilant to the utmost, and under arms at daylight.

By command of Brevet Major-General Mott:

J. P. FINKELMEIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.