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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 8, 1864.

Major FISHER:

Jordan reports several small new camps in rear and to left of Cemetery Hill. All quit report by all stations.

TOWN.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT.. ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 389. Washington, November 8, 1864.

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6. Major Charles S. Stewart, Corps of Engineers, will turn over the charge of Fort Monroe and other works under his care to Colonel Henry Brewerton, Corps of Engineers (now at Fort Monroe), and repair without delay to the headquarters of Lieutenant-General Grant, to whom he will report for duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ANDERSON'S CORPS,

November 8, 1864.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding U. S. Forces, near Petersburg, Va.:

GENERAL: Your letter of this date has been received, and your proposition is accepted, viz, the truce to commence at 9 a. m. and end at 10 a. m., and to extend no farther that the vicinity of the skirmish on the night of the 5th instant.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. ANDERSON,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 8, 1864. (Received 8.45 a. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff.

There will a truce between 9 and 10 a. m. on my front in order to allow the enemy to bury their dead. The same troops are not there that were there on occasion of the night fight. The receipt to my dispatch which was sent to the enemy this a. m. is signed by the acting adjutant-general of General Wallace. Owing to the fog was too late last night to commanding with the enemy.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 8, 1864.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There was no change in my lines during the past twenty-four hours.

A sharp fire between the pickets opposite Fort Meikel took place about