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little delay as practicable to City Pint, and report at the dismounted cavalry camp near that place for the purpose of being mounted, and the regiment is transferred to the Second Cavalry Division.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 17, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

There is nothing new to report this morning. The enemy continued work last night on the fort in front of McGilvery.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 17, 1864-10 a. m. (Sent 10.20 a. m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

I am just advised that the Secretary of War is about visiting my headquarters. I shall be pleased to see you here at once. If we have left on your arrival I will endeavor to notify you of our movements that you may join us.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

P. S.-Probably by telegraphing you can join the train at Meade's Station, near my old headquarters.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 17, 1864.

Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that fire was kept up last night as usual from Fort McGilvery on the work which the enemy is putting up in its front. It was unusually quiet yesterday on the lines. No artillery firing except that above mentioned.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. HAZARD,

Major, Commanding.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 17, 1864.

Lieutenant JOHN W. RODER,

Commanding Battery K, Fourth U. S. Artillery:

LIEUTENANT: The major commanding directs me to call your attention to the order sent you last night directing you to keep up fire on the work in your front every night until further orders. No firing has

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