War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0626 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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JULY 4, 1864.

Major DUANE:

I wish to construct a strong redoubt on the left of Griffin's line and begin to-night, and would like to have some regular engineer workmen to begin it, as it is close to the enemy and under fire. If we can make this point secure it will restrain the enemy's whole line for a long distance right and left.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 4, 1864 - 3 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The commanding general directs me to say that it is advisable to postpone the construction of the redoubt you mention for the present.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, July 4, 1864 - 9 p. m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet; nothing new to report.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, July 4, 1864 - 8.50 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Report of this morning: Nothing of importance.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, July 4, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I herewith send a report* from Colonel Bryan, sent late last night. Through a mistake of the orderly who brought it, it didn't reach me until just now.

Very respectfully,

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

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* See p.607.

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