Lieutenant Benyaurd had working an engineer company there on well and gallery, and supposed you had been informed either through these headquarters or the engineers. I will have the second line prepared for occupation and am going up there to examine the ground.
WINF'D S. HANCOCK,
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,
October 13, 1864.
The attention of division commanders is called to the want of banquettes on some parts of the line, especially in some parts of the works. Wherever the troops cannot readily fire over the works now suitable arrangements to enable them to do so will at once be perfected.
By order of Major-General Hancock:
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,
October 13, 1864.
Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:
MAJOR: I have the honor to report that yesterday afternoon the Third Vermont Battery relieved the Twenty-seventh New York Battery in Fort Alexander Hays, the Twenty-seventh New York reporting to commanding officer Artillery Brigade, Ninth Corps. At dark two additional Coehorn mortars were placed in Battery Numbers 20. Captain Woerner's (Third New Jersey) battery withdrew from Battery 16 and relieved the Third Vermont Battery in Fort Alexander Hays. The Third Vermont went into position in Battery Numbers 16. Very little artillery firing during the past twenty-four hours.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JNumbers G. HAZARD,
HDQRS. FIRST DIV., SECOND ARMY CORPS,
October 13, 1864
1. Colonel George N. Macy, Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteers, having reported to the brigadier-general commanding, in compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 258. current series, from headquarters Second Army Corps, is assigned to the command of the Consolidated Brigade of this division.
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By order of Brigadier-General Miles:
WM. R. DRIVER,