War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0585 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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Later.- The enemy appear now to be making a demonstration on our right with infantry and artillery.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Per RICHARDS.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, Near Perry's Crossing of Plank and Dirt Road, May 9, 1864-4.20 p.m.

General WILLCOX:

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,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, THIRD DIVISION, In the Field, May 9, 1864.

[Captain ROBERT A. HUTCHINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:]

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,

WM. HUMPHREY,

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:

JOHN WINDSOR,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Officers Enlisted men

79th New York Volunteers 13 155

50th Pennsylvania 15 301

Volunteers

20th Michigan Volunteers 19 328

1st Michigan 24 420

Sharpshooters

60th Ohio Volunteers 14 279

Total 85 1,483