War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0149 Chapter LII. THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.

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Are the enemy in force there or weak? If there is apparently an opportunity to carry their works take advantage of it and push forward your troops.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

27.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 30, 1864-6 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Your dispatch just received. It is difficult to say how strong the enemy may be in my front. He has batteries along the whole of it. I will watch for the first opportunity. I can see the whole line well where I am. The enemy has been running from his first line in front of General Burnside's right for some minutes, but [there] seems to be a very heavy line of troops just behind it in high breast-works. There is a battery in front of General Burnside's left, which fires toward the river the same as it did on the 18th of June, and which our artillery fire has but very little effect on.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

28.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 30, 1864-6. 15 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have just received a report from my line on the center and left. The enemy opened with musketry when our firing commenced, but our own fire kept down, and also that of all their artillery, except in the second line on the main ridge, from which they fire a little. Major Fitzhugh, of the artillery, is badly wounded by a musket-ball in the thigh. None of the enemy have left my front that we can see.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

29.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 30, 1864-6.20 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

What we thought was the heavy line of the enemy behind the line occupied by General Burnside's troops proves, as the sunlight comes out and the smoke clears away, to be our own troops in the enemy's position.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

30.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-6.30 a.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The signal officer reports that none of the enemy's troops are visible in their works near the lead-works. The commanding general wishes