War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0282 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

August 18, 1864-9 p. m.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that nothing unusual has transpired on my front during the last twelve hours. General Potter, commanding Second Division, reports the enemy's picket-line strengthened during the day. The left of my line was swung rotund this p. m., as ordered. It was found impossible, on account of distance, to connect with the Fifth Corps. There is an interval of a mile, which is picketed by the Third New York Cavalry. General White, commanding First Division, reports that the commanding officer of his right brigade reports the enemy's force in his front moving to our left, they having been relieved by troops from the right.

JOHN G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 18, 1864-9.20 p. m.

Major-General PARKE:

How many men will you be able to relieve with Mott's division and send to Warren?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 18, 1864-9.45 p. m.

Major-General PARKE:

General Mott's division is between 5,000 and 6,000 strong. The commanding general desires you to send that number of your troops to General Warren. General Ord has some 1,500 men in reserve that can dispense with. I will telegraph him to send them to you at once and that will relieve more of your troops that should go to Warren as soon as practicable. Please let him know where he shall send them.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 18, 1864-10. p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I propose relieving General Potter's and General Willcox's divisions. The have about 4,000 men in the line. I propose to relieve the fatigue party, 500 men, that are now at work on the line. Is my order sufficient to relieve them?

JOHN G. PARKE,

Major-General.