War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0313 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE,

August 19, 1864 - 9 a. m.

Lieutenant CHOISY,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Second Div., Fifth Army Corps:

SIR: Our picket-line on the left of railroad had advanced to front of woods taking fifty of enemy's dead. His line at this point is probably beyond corn-field. Our pickets occupy his works on front of woods. On right of railroad Colonel Lyle's pickets have not advanced to front of woods. Our wounded report enemy moving to our left. We are bringing off our killed and wounded.

J. HAYES,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE,

August 19, 1864 - 2.30 p. m.

Lieutenant CHOISY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

The officer of picket in front of my line reports the enemy sending heavy columns to our left across the railroad. Colonel Lyle has moved to right. I have placed Twelfth U. S. Infantry in front line on right of railroad. I will endeavor to ascertain how heavy the columns are.

Yours, &c.,

JOSEPH HAYES,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE,

August 19, 1864 - 3 p. m.

Lieutenant CHOISY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

The enemy are showing a heavy force in our front in corn-field. Colonel Lyle had a report twenty minutes since that the enemy were moving down on us in line of battle.

JOSEPH HAYES,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 19, 1864 - 9.15 a.m.

General CRAWFORD:

I send you a dispatch just received from Ayres.* It seems to indicate that the enemy has withdrawn. I wish every practicable effort made to ascertain. Have Lyle advance as Hayes has done.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

August 19, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifth Corps:

COLONEL: The Third Brigade (Colonel Hartshorne) on the right of the division remains unchanged, the line ranging from 150 to 200 yards

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* See Hayes to Choisy, 9 a. m., third, ante.

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