War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0404 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND DIVISION,

August 22, 1864.

Lieutenant CHOISY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I now hold the house and have driven the enemy's pickets a considerable distance beyond it.

F. WINTHROP,

Colonel Fifth New York Volunteers, General Officer of Pickets.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND DIVISION,

August 22, 1864

Lieutenant CHOISY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to report that my pickets have advanced beyond the house, and hold a portion of the enemy's pits which were occupied previous to my advance. The enemy's pickets are still in their pits off toward my right, as the Ninth Corps has not made any advance in that direction. The pits I now hold are in the same line as that held by the enemy on my right. I have directed the line to remain in its present position until further orders.

Respectfully,

F. WINTHROP,

Colonel Fifth New York Vet. Vols., General Officer of Pickets.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND DIVISION,

August 22, 1864.

Lieutenant CHOISY:

I hold the enemy's main line of works about seventy-five yards in advance of the white house. I send you in a prisoner.

F. WINTHROP,

Colonel Fifth New York Vet. Vols., General Officer of Pickets.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 22, 1864.

Lieutenant G. L. CHOISY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Division:

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to forward to you four rebel prisoners. One Michael Cary, Company A, Twelth Mississippi, assumes to be able to give information in regard to mining operations by the enemy in front of Petersburg, and the disposition of their forces.

Very respectfully,

E. S. BRAGG,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

August 22, 1864-7.45 a.m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps, Gurley House:

The commanding general desires to know what progress your command made on the rifle-pits and slashing last night, and the present condition of your line.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.