War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0089 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

August 8, 1864.

The commanding officer of the Second Division will detail 500 men for fatigue. The commanding officer of the Third Division will detail 700 men, properly officered, for the same purpose. The details will be at their respective division headquarters at 6 p. m. The commanding officer of the Third Division will designate an officer of the rank of colonel to have charge of the entire detail from the corps. That officer will report of information as to the work to be done to Captain Mendell, engineer officer, at the engineer camp, near headquarters Army of the Potomac, at 3 o'clock this p. m. He will send for the division details in time to conduct them to the point designated by Captain Mendell before 7 p. m.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

August 8, 1864-9.20 a. m.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance transpired in my front last night. Two deserters have just come in. One a second lieutenant First Georgia Battery. They will be sent forward.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

August 8, 1864-10 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I send up this morning a lieutenant of a Georgia regiment who deserted to us last night. He says they are very short of rations, so that with the allowance the men are hungry all the time. On Saturday, he says, their papers reported our fleet victorious over the Confederates in Mobile Bay. The Nashville (iron-clad) was sunk, and so was the Selma (cotton-clad).

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 8, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Two deserters have just been sent in by General Crawford. One of them is and artilleryman, and can give information as to the planting of some heavy guns by the enemy in front of our position near the plank road. I send these men up.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.