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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 19, 1864 - 4.15 p. m.

Major-General MEADE:

The enemy have just broken through the picket of General Bragg, between his brigade and the Ninth Corps. My troops are in position and I will give him a good turn.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 19, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following dispatch from the plank road signal station is respectfully forwarded:

2.30 P. M.

The rear of a column of infantry (about two brigades) moved to our left between 1.45 and 2.15 p. m. on line of Weldon railroad. Head of column could not be seen on account of rain. Many stragglers followed. Battery in our front opened on a brigade of infantry passing by our station to the left. Battery near station is replying.

FULTON.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer, Army of the Potomac.

[Indorsement.]

Received 4 p. m.

Respectfully forwarded for information of Major-General Warren.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 19, 1864 - 6.15 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fight Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that upon the arrival of the brigade of cavalry form Gregg's division and of the railroad men you send them with a brigade of infantry and some artillery to clear the enemy from Reams' Station and destroy the railroad as far south from your position as practicable. The commanding general directed General Parke to collect some reserve troops and drive back the enemy that had broken through the picket-line near his left, and re-establish the line.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 19, 1864 - 6.50 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The enemy broke through the line I had just established between my position and that on the plank road, and moving rapidly on my right