War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0136 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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left brigade of my advance line. The fire was opened by the enemy's pickets and replied to by about fifty shots from mine, after which the line was again quiet as before. No loss occurred on our side. Occasional shots were fired from the enemy's battery opposite the right of our line, seemingly directed to the fortifications near the First Division. Some two or three were thrown to my left toward the Second Corps from a battery on the enemy's right.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 10, 1864-2.30 p.m.

General WARREN:

General Hancock desires that I should move to the left and occupy about 400 yards of the line now held by Birney. I can do this if you approve and would recommend it, as otherwise I may be called upon to send my reserve brigade to the extreme left, the whole of the Second Corps being in line at present.

Respectfully,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

General CRAWFORD:

The major-general commanding authorizes you to move up on the line now occupied by General Birney, as you propose.

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

July 10, 1864.

The troops will at once embark in the order of their march, under the direction of the division commander. On their arrival in Washington the troops will not disembark, but the boats will remain in the stream until further orders from these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Wright:

C. H. WHITTELSEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 10, 1864-9 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report almost entire quiet along my line during the night.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.