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in a comparatively short time. The united batteries have one officer and seventy-nine men present. If the change is made they can probably be filled up and instructed in the course of the fall and winter.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 11, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded to headquarters Armies of the United States, with the request that the order asked for by General Hunt, chief of artillery, may be issued.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 10, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS:

There is nothing new to report this morning. Five contrabands from Petersburg cam in this morning.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 10, 1864-11.30 a.m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

There was some artillery firing last night, apparently from Fort Davis. Have you had any report of it?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 10, 1864.

General MEADE:

The enemy fired a few shots, apparently at our picket-line, to which we replied. The report did not get in until after the morning report had been made.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 10, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

In addition to my report of this a.m. I have to state that the picket-line of Mott's division had been advanced to the front edge of the woods in front of Fort Alexander Hays, and that the line is now intrenched and is considered strong. Only an open field is between the new line and the enemy's works.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.