War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0084 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 7, 1864-5 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing unusual in my front. Some artillery firing and little more musketry than usual somewhere to my left.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

August 7, 1864.

Brigadier-General VOGDES,

Norfolk:

The commanding general directs that no more raids be made into North Carolina without first submitting it to him.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

NORFOLK, August 7, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

The telegram of the major-general commanding in regard to raids in North Carolina has been received. The late raid was ordered by General Shepley, delayed by unavoidable causes until after his departure, and was carried out be me. The order in reference to recruits was enforced upon receipt of the first telegram upon the subject.

Very respectfully,

I. VOGDES,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 8, 1864-11.20 a. m.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

General Warren reports that a lieutenant of a Georgia regiment, who deserted to us last night, states that their papers of Saturday reported our fleet victorious in Mobile Bay, and that the Nashville (ironclad) and Selma (cotton-clad) were sunk by our vessels in the bay. Will send report by Colonel Sharpe as soon as received.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, OFFICE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

August 8, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: A deserter from the Eleventh Alabama, Sanders' brigade, Mahone's division, has been forwarded this p. m. from headquarters Fifth Corps. He came into our lines this a. m. He reports