War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0370 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864-12 m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The railroad party have destroyed about one mile and a half south of this place - the Globe Tavern. Thanks for your attention to my private dispatch.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 205.

August 21, 1864.

1. Colonel Charles P. Stone, Fourteenth U. S. Infantry, having reported at these headquarters, in compliance with orders from headquarters Army of the Potomac, is assigned to duty with Brigadier General R. B. Ayres, commanding Second Division, and will report accordingly.

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By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 110.

August 21, 1864-9.45 a.m.

Wherever our skirmishers have been driven in they will be immediately pushed back again as soon as the firing ceases.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 110 1/2.

August 21, 1864-9 p.m.

Division commanders will to-night strengthen their positions where they can, and have their men under arms at an early hour to-morrow morning. They will push their pickets out as far as possible, the men, if necessary, creeping on their hands and knees so that the may be able to give timely warning of the approach of the enemy in case of a fog; and, in that event, if an alarm is given and the firing begin it must be stopped as soon as it appears that the enemy is not advancing. Instructions be given in detail on these points. Let sixty rounds of ammunition be kept on the persons of the men.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 21,864.

Brigadier-General AYRES,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: There are about thirty men of General Willcox's on the picket-line with your men in front of the old barn on the right of the