HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, July 30, 1864-5.30 a. m.
GENERAL: General Crawford reports things in his front about as usual; but very little firing and not much show of men.
FRED. T. LOCKE,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 30, 1864-5.50 a. m.
Commanding Fifth Corps:
General Burnside is occupying the crater with some of his troops. He reports that no enemy is seen in that line. How is it in you front? 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.
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864-6 a. m.
Your dispatch just received. It is difficult to say how strong the enemy may be in my front. His batteries extend 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,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864-6.15 a. m.
I have just received a report from my line on the center and left. The enemy opened with musketry when our firing began, but our own fire kept it 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,