War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0147 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 9, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

No change in my line since last report. Two deserters from Wise's brigade came in yesterday evening. They report no news.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 9, 1864. (Sent 10.40 a. m.)

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

General Crawford expects the right of his picket-line where it joins yours to be attacked. I notify you of this so that you may have yours looked out for.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 9, 1864.

General A. A. HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

General Mott reports to me that the opening between the pickets was not made by the right of General Crawford's pickets advancing, but by their moving off to the left. The pickets on his left can be advanced some distance and the connection kept perfect without any additional detail. He has been directed to advance accordingly.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 9, 1864 - 7.35 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK, Commanding Second Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you send a small regiment to Battery 24 to-morrow to hold that part of the line between Fort Alexander Hays and Fort Howard. They will inclose themselves by throwing up a parapet in the rear. A section of two guns will be sent to the battery from the Fifth Corps. The Fifth Corps will occupy Battery 25 similarly.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

October 9, 1864.

Major H. H. BINGHAM,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to inform you that I have temporarily turned over the command of the division to Brigadier General R. De Trobriand. Colonel William R. Brewster, Seventy-third New York Volunteers, will be in command of the First Brigade (General De Trobriand's).

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. MOTT,

Brevet Major-General.