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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, [August 21, 1864]-11.25 a.m.

Major-General ORD,

Commanding Eighteenth Corps:

All was going on well on the left. The enemy showed a line of battle in front of Warren's left, when he opened his artillery upon them. It has been renewed.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864-11.30 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

I have just received the following:

Captain S. A. CARTER:

Have just discovered a movement of the rebels. They are moving in haste from the front of Colonel Fairchild's brigade to the rebel right; the movement is quite plain. Colonel Fairchild with me.

E. WRIGHT,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

This near Burnside's mine.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864.

(Received 11.40 a.m.)

General HUMPHREYS:

My ammunition in front was nearly all used up last night, and I can't keep up the firing long.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 21, 1864-11.40 a.m.

Major-General ORD,

Commanding Eighteenth Corps:

Your dispatch received. Can you concentrate your troops at any point, leaving a very thin line in the intrenchments, and attack if the enemy this off much more, or can you extend your line and relieve some part of Mott's corps, so that they can be sent toward the Weldon railroad? Mahone's division attacked Warren and was repulsed.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864.

(Received 12 m.)

General HUMPHREYS:

I will relieve a portion of my troops an send from 500 to 800 men to relieve General Mott on the left. Please send a staff officer to my headquarters to show them the way.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.