War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0416 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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guns, breaking wheels, and cutting down parapet therein. Can you send an engineer officer (I have no one to send) to find a new place for these guns or have front of battery changed. The battery injured is near and to the right of the entrance of the covered way leading to Burnside's mine.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 22, 1864

Major General E. O. C. ORD,

Commanding Eighteenth Corps:

GENERAL: Major Duane, acting chief engineer, will at once send an engineer officer to examine the battery reported in your dispatch of this morning to Major-General Humphreys as untenable. General Meade and General Humphreys have gone to General Warren's headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 22, 1864-3.20 p.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The following has been received from Colonel Wright, commanding Tenth U. S. Colored Troops, stationed to the left of Burnside's mine:

Doctor Lampson, of the Thirty-sixth, is just from that regiment, and says the line officers reported to Lieutenant-Colonel Pratt that the rebels were seen to move, with knapsacks, along their line of works from their left toward their right (our left). Lieutenant Way, one of my aides, has just returned from the battery a little to our left, and reports that he learned there that this morning the rebels were massing troops about a mile to my left in the woods to their (the rebel) rear.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 22, 1864-8.10 p.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The enemy are sending up signal rockets in and to the left of town.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 22, 1864.

[Brigadier General J. B. CARR:]

GENERAL: The report of Colonel Shurtleff, Fifth Colored, as to what a man up a tree saw, was quite important. I have rigged a lookout, and wish you would direct all your brigades to keep men up trees so as to warn us of moving of troops in our front. Put your pickets on the lookout and listen at night, and have the enemy's line of abatis care-