War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0587 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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Corps have each, since arriving in front of Petersburg, been in the trenches and under the fire of the enemy for a period of at least two months, it is not deemed advisable to make at the present moment any change in the position of the several corps.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 109, 1864.

Major General W. S. HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

The chief engineer reports that a party will be sent to-night to make the necessary repairs to the obstructions in front of Fort Haskell, as asked for in the latter of Brigadier-General Egan, forwarded by you yesterday.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARTILLERY BRIGADE, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 10, 1864.

Major SEPTIMUS CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that last night about 8 p. m. sharp musketry firing took place on the picket-line on the center. The enemy's sharpshooters were driven out of the barn in front and to the left of Fort Davis by Clark's battery (B), First New Jersey. Two hundred and eighty-one rounds of ammunition expended; no casualties.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers G. HAZARD,

Major, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 10, 1864.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

I have the honor to report a flag of truce (white handkerchief) is flying in front of Battery 18, at which point there is no firing, and that the enemy are busily engaged in digging under its protection. A few mortar shell would drive them out.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,,

NELSON A. MILES,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

November 10, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quit on my front during the past twenty-four hours. No deserters to report.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.