HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,
August 18, 1864-10.30 p. m.
I am informed by Major-General Humphreys that you will relieve some of my men. I propose that you should relieve General Willcox. He has from 1,000 to 1,200 men on the line and will have an officer to show one of your officers the line to be occupied. His line is on the prolongation of your line to the left.
JNO. G. PARKE,
HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
August 18, 1864.
Major THEODORE READ,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Eighteenth Army Corps:
SIR: I have the honor to state the officer commanding the division sharpshooters reports that the enemy withdrew their sharpshooter from the pits in front of the battery opposite the Beasley house this afternoon about 4 o'clock and have not since occupied them.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. B. CARR,
CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. 1ST Brigadier, 1ST DIV., 18TH ARMY CORPS,
August 18, 1864.
A telegram from headquarters Army of the Potomac, has just been received ;which states that Major-General Warren has reached the Weldon railroad and is making a reconnaissance in force on the right flank of the enemy, with instructions to carry their lines and the main ridge in rear of their front if a favorable opportunity presents itself. The utmost vigilance is enjoined on the part of the troops and any changes or movements on the part of the enemy will be reported at these headquarters immediately.
By command of Colonel A. F. Stevens:
GEO. A. BRUCE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
August 18, 1864-4 p. m.
Commanding Cavalry Division:
The major-general commanding directs that you strengthen the cavalry placed under the orders of General Warren by one of the regiments on this side the Blackwater. The one that ;can be got to him most readily should be sent.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.