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Page 11 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

morning, which assisted to bury the dead and remove the wounded lying in front of my line. There has been unusual quiet on the front for the past twelve hours with nothing of importance to report.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.


SPECIAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 9TH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 88.
Before Petersburg, Va., August 1, 1864.

I. The Forty-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers are temporarily transferred to the Second Brigade of this division for the purpose of equalizing the commands.

II. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Pleasants, Forty-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry, is hereby assigned to the command of the Second Brigade of this division.

By command of Brigadier-General Potter:

SAML. WRIGHT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, August 1, 1864-8 a. m.

Brigadier-General WHITE, Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report a quiet night in my front. My men abstained from firing on account of the wounded on this slope of the Crater and between the lines. The truce for burying dead, &c., is now being observed. My rifle-pits were greatly strengthened with abatis and sand-bags during the night.

Very respectfully,
O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.


HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, Before Petersburg, Va., August 1, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

SIR: I have the honor to report no change on my front the last twelve hours. The enemy have had a strong force at work on the exploded fort the last few hours.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.


HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS, Camp near Petersburg, Va., August 1, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND, Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that General Cutler's division of the Fifth Corps was relieved at 11 o'clock last evening by Colonel Thomas' brigade. Nothing unusual occurred during the night on my front.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
EDW. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.


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