STATION NEAR HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,
August 13, 1864.
No changes. Enemy laboring on small work 1,000 yards to right of Chimneys.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant.
WM. S. STRYKER,
First Lieutenant and Adjutant Signal Corps.
AUGUST 13, 1864 - 12.05 a. m. [p. m.]
The gun-boat Mackinaw keeps the Signal Hill battery pretty quiet; our monitors not firing. The Onondaga fired a few shots some time since. Two of the rebel rams fire occasionally, and the 100-pounder at Battery Sawyer. The 100-pounder at Dutch Gap was fired twice. One ram lies down nearly to Dutch Gap; another is behind the group of houses at Cox's Ferry. A number of wounded have been brought over.
G. S. DANA,
HEADQUARTERS THIRD NEW YORK CAVALRY,
McCann's House, near Plank Road, August 13, 1864.
Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has transpired on my lines since morning, except the coming in of two deserters from the Tenth Virginia Cavalry. I forwarded them to the provost-marshal of the Fifth Army Corps.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. W. LEWIS,
HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,
City Point, Va., August 13, 1864.
Captain W. HENDERSON,
Commanding Company B, Fifteenth New York Vol. Engineers:
You will proceed with your company and Lieutenant Sergeant, with thirty men from Company D, in charge of the raft of thirty-six boats now made up, to Deep Bottom, on the James River. On arrival you will commence laying the bridge immediately, sending an officer to report to the commanding general nearest you, but not waiting for his return before commencing work. Captain Lubey will render you all the assistance in his power without interfering with his other duties. Your men will take two days' cooked rations with them. A tug will be at the barges at 7 p. m. to-day to tow your raft, and it is expected that your bridge will be finished before 12 midnight.
By order of Birg. General H. W. Benham: