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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 22, 1864-8 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

My infantry pickets are on the road at the Flowers house. No enemy in sight.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 22, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

Where is General Gregg supposed to be? He has not arrived yet at the Perkins house, below here. Colonel Spear is still following upon the Vaughan road.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

August 22, 1864-8.10 a.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

General Gregg was ordered yesterday to move his brigade across to the railroad, and with his division to look after the left. It was supposed he was at the Perkins house or that vicinity. He is probably on the road from McCann's to Perkins'. Can you conveniently send to meet him?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

August 22, 1864-9.50 a.m.

General WARREN:

The major-general desires to know how far your pickets have advanced and what they find in front of them. The major-general desires them advanced and supported. General Hancock is directed to follow you upon your moving forward. The major-general is at Hancock's headquarters, and will await your answer there.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 22, 1864-10.30 a.m.

Major-General HUMPRHEYS, Chief of Staff:

My pickets have gone out to the Vaughan road on the west, and found no enemy. I sent the cavalry out long ago in that direction and expect a report every minute. General Ayres' pickets also advanced toward Petersburg, and I have sent to see exactly how far. The enemy can be seen on the railroad, where they have always been. If we are going to establish a line to hold, I believe the ground we are on is as good as any we can take up between us and Petersburg. If we wish

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