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men sent out by me and to make the connection strong. This will require 140 men, and my officers are instructed to post them when they arrive.

Respectfully,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864.

Respectfully referred to General Mott.

After reading please return. After receiving your report as to the number of men put on by you to make the connection, I will refer the matter to General Meade to adjust the number to be furnished hereafter, but do not leave a gap.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

H. H. BINGHAM,

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

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

October 8, 1864 - 1.50 p. m.

Brevet Major-General MOTT, Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: General Crawford is advancing his line, under directions from the headquarters of the army, and will take up a permanent position in front of the line he has heretofore held. The general desires you to advance the left of your picket-line to conform to the movement of General Crawford's line, consulting if necessary with General Crawford. It is understood the movement referred to is now being made.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864 - 2.30 p. m.

Major H. H. BINGHAM,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that the Fifth Corps have broken the connection of the picket-line, and there is now nearly half a mile where there are no pickets on the line, and no connection with my left.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. MOTT,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864.

Bvt. Major General G. MOTT, Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires me to inform you that the detail ordered from your division by letter from these headquarters of yesterday need not report to-morrow morning, it being Sunday, but will report Monday morning again at the usual hour.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. H. BINGHAM,

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