War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0347 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

June 23, 1864.

Colonel LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: The enemy has been moving columns of infantry to their right for hours, a portion of the time at a double-quick. The column was in plain sight at one point of the line.

Very respectfully,

CHAS. GRIFFIN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

Colonel LOCKE:

The signal officer in our front has seen no movement to our left. General Griffin says the above is a mistake. Captain Fisher reports from Jones' house the enemy moving to our right.

D. E. CASTLE,

Captain and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION,

June 23, 1864.

Colonel LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifth Corps Headquarters:

COLONEL: My report of the movements of the enemy's columns of infantry was not correctly reported. The column was moving toward our right and his left toward the James River.

Very respectfully, &c.,

CHAS. GRIFFIN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

June 23, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel F. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifth Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that the line of the Second Corps on the left of this division has been withdrawn a considerable distance.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. GRIFFIN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

June 23, 1864-4 p.m.

Brigadier-General AYRES,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you send a brigade at once to the Williams house on road leaving plank road, to support Major-General Wright, who reports the enemy advancing in two lines on his left.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to General Griffin.)