War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0344 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HDQRS. ENGINEER Brigadier AND DEFENSES OF CITY POINT, October 25, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER EIGHTH DELAWARE VOLUNTEERS:

SIR: You will move your command to-morrow in time to arrive at the Old Court-House redoubts on left of the fortifications at 12 m., where the commanding general will designate a new camping-ground for your. You will have your present ground thoroughly policed before leaving.

By order of Brigadier General H. W. Benham:

CHANNING CLAPP,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 25, 1864-9 a.m.

General WILLIAMS:

The Second and Third Division were relieved from the line last night by the First. Fatigue detail were at work last night on new works near Avery's house and Dunn's house. There are 900 men on fatigue this morning. The enemy did a good deal of work last night building bomb-proofs, covered ways, &c., near the near works they have erected opposite Fort McGilvery.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 25, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

Several contrabands came in just now from Sussex. They passed between Lee's Mill and the Norfolk railroad; saw nothing but a few patrols.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 25, 1864.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

General Hunt will direct the officer in charge of siege artillery to report to General Miles.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 25, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

General Miles reports that since he has taken up the second line between Stedman and McGilvery, and occupied the first with pickets where he formerly had vedettes, the picket detail has been increased