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Page 8 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA.AND N.C. Chapter LII.

11 a.m. a large party, extended in a line some hundred yards in length, began to dig in open field to the rear and our left of the redoubt. They are still at work, evidently throwing up a new line of rifle-pits. The line is parallel with and about 100 yards in rear of their present high intrenchment.

I. S. LYON.

Signal Officer .

[Indorsement.]

JULY 5, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS.

Chief of Staff.

Respectfully forwarded.

This officer is on station near the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad.

B. F. FISHER.

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

[Memorandum.]

This, I suppose, is reported to General Warren as soon as it is sent here. And so of the signal officer on the Jerusalem plank road. I presume what he sees is reported at once to the two corps commanders on the left of the plank road.

A. A. H..

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 5, 1864.

The batteries belonging to corps and the Artillery Reserve a now detached will rejoin their commands. The chief of artillery will assign batteries to corps to make up deficiencies and losses.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 5, 1864-9 a.m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have nothing new to report with regard to disposition of troops on lines.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS.

July 5, 1864. (Received 9.40 p.m.)

General S. WILLIAMS.

Assistant Adjutant-General.:

I have no change to report in disposition of troops on lines since last report.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,
Major-General.


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