War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0043 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, August 4, 1864. (Received 10.15 p. m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired in my front during the day. Nine hundred men are at work to-night at ten-gun mortar battery and at Battery Tilton, near plank road.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 4, 1864.

General BARTLETT:

I wish you would push your picket-line to-night out just as far as possible, so as to get a view down into the ravine, and have them throw up earth to cover themselves. We must fight to do this, if necessary, as the whole line seems to be getting scared by mining rumors, and we must have a view into the ravine.

Very respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS, Camp near Petersburg, Va., August 4, 1864-10.25 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have advanced my pickets in compliance with orders received this p. m. I think the ravine is now commanded by them sufficiently to observe any movement of troops or working parties in front of our corps.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. J. BARTLETT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, August 4, 1864.

General BURNSIDE:

I shall at home all day. Certainly no objection to your visiting me here.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, August 4, 1864-9 a. m.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report the usual state of affairs on my front during the past twelve hours. About 11 last night the enemy used cannon and musketry to some extent, and we threw some shells at their working parties.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.