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Major Michler to go with me in person over the lines that he had selected as I should desire before commencing them, for as far as I can judge of what is needed it would appear to me that a line, of the ground permits it, that would run more nearly direct from Fort Porter to his last large redoubt might answer the purpose and save over one-third the distance or labor.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. BENHAM,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

November 17, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

The Dunn house battery is now garrisoned by eighty men of the Thirty-sixth Wisconsin, commanded by Captain George Weeks, of that regiment; Battery Numbers 4 with 100 men of the Thirty-sixth Wisconsin, commanded by Captain George A. Fisk, of that regiment; Battery 13 is now garrisoned by the Fifty-ninth New York, 118 men, commanded by Colonel William A. Olmsted, of that regiment. No other changes have occurred since my last report.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

November 17, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quiet along my front during the last twenty-four hours. Six deserters received, viz: Two from Eighth Florida Infantry, three from Sixty-first Virginia Infantry, one from Twenty-third South Carolina Infantry.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

November 17, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing unusual transpired along our lines.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 232.

Peeble's House, Va., November 17, 1864.

1. The Second New York Mounted Rifles having been transferred to the Second Cavalry Division, all enlisted men on detached service in the corps will at once be returned to duty with their regiment. Cap-