War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0308 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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flank, compelled the whole of Crawford's and Ayres' divisions to fall back. A heavy fight took place, and the whole line has been regained, taking many prisoners. They are from Mahone's, Heth's, and Hoke's divisions. Our loss is heavy, being considerable in prisoners. I will report more definitely when I get returns.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 19, 1864 - 7.40 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The commanding general desires to know whether you have re-established the picket-line where is was broken on you right. Upon his return he met your supply train on the Williams house road going out.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 19, 1864. (Received 8.15 p. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have made arrangements to connect my picket-line to-night along the road by Aiken's. Potter's division is at Aiken's. We will straighten up all we can to-night and be ready for fight if necessary in the morning.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 19, 1864 - 8 p. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

Your dispatch announcing the falling back of Crawford and Ayres, and the subsequent driving back of the enemy and re-establishment of the line is received. The commanding general thinks you should make the connection with the intrenchments at the plank road to-night with the re-enforcements sent you to-day, and that they should intrench there.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 19, 1864 - 8.15 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I find my losses in prisoners have been very considerable. Nearly all of the Pennsylvania Reserves are missing and a great many in the other brigades of General Crawford. Cutler's division will not be much reduced when we get it together. Ayres has lost very heavily and