Later.- The enemy appear now to be making a demonstration on our right with infantry and artillery.
O. B. WILLCOX,
HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, Near Perry's Crossing of Plank and Dirt Road, May 9, 1864-4.20 p.m.
GENERAL: Major Cutting's dispatch of 3.30 just received. I have sent you word by Captain Pike to intrench and hold your position. Colonel Marshall is at Alsop's, within supporting distance of your forces, and General Potter is now moving up to near Silver's, on the plank road, where he will be in supporting distance of Colonel Marshall. Please give to this same orderly a fresh horse and report to me by him your exact position. If necessary, Colonel Marshall and General Potter can move up to your aid.
Very truly, yours,
A. E. BURNSIDE,
HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, THIRD DIVISION, In the Field, May 9, 1864.
[Captain ROBERT A. HUTCHINS,
CAPTAIN: In compliance with orders from division headquarters I have the honor to make the following report of the effective strength of this brigade: Total present, enlisted men, 2,250.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
CIRCULAR.] HDQRS.2nd Brigadier, 3rd DIV., 9TH ARMY CORPS, May 9, 1864.
Regimental commanders will report on the bottom of this circular, opposite their respective regiments, the effective strength of their commands now present.
By order of Colonel B. C. Christ:
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Officers Enlisted men
79th New York Volunteers 13 155
50th Pennsylvania 15 301
20th Michigan Volunteers 19 328
1st Michigan 24 420
60th Ohio Volunteers 14 279
Total 85 1,483