War of the Rebellion: Serial 080 Page 0452 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 30, 1864-9.15 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Just before receiving your dispatch to assault the battery on the left on the crater occupied by General Burnside, the enemy drove his troops out of the place and I think now hold it. I can find no one who knows for certainty or seems willing to admit it, but I thing I saw a rebel battle-flag in it just now, and shots coming from it this way. I am, therefore, if this is true, no more able to take the battery than I was this time yesterday. All our advantages are lost. I await further instructions and am trying to get at the condition of affairs for certainty.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 30, 1864-9.40 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

GENERAL: I find that the flag I saw was the enemy's, and that they have reoccupied all the line we drove them from except a little around the crater, which a small force of ours still holds.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864

General WARREN:

A dispatch has been sent to your headquarters rescinding orders to attack. All offensive operations are suspended. You can resume your original position with your command.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 30, 1864-2.40 p.m.

Major-Generals WARREN, HANCOCK, BURNSIDE, and ORD:

The commanding general desires that you will send in at the curliest moment a statement showing the casualties in your corps in the operations of to-day.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Report of casualties in Fifth Army Corps for July 30, 1864.

Killed. Wounded. Total.

Command Offic Men. Offic Men. Offic Men. Aggre

ers. ers. ers. gate.

Artillery ..... 2 1 2 1 4 5

Brigade

First ..... 2 1 2 1 4 5

Division

Second ..... .... 3 8 3 8 11

Division

Third ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ...... .....

Division

Fourth ..... 3 1 12 1 15 16

Division

Total ..... 7 6 24 6 31 37

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 5, 1864.