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HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

August 25, 1864.

Lieutenant G. L. CHOISY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: The officer sent by me to remain on my picket-line through the night to observe and report, states that he head frequently, after midnight, wagon trains of the enemy moving in our front toward the right of our line.

Very respectfully, I am, sir, your most obedient servant,

CHAS. P. STONE,

Colonel Fourteenth Infantry, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

August 25, 1864-10.30 p. m.

General CRAWFORD:

You will immediately proceed with your division back to the Temple house, thence south on the plank road to the road to Reams' Station, and then along that road to the support of General Hancock. You will have command also of General White's division, which, I believe, will join you here, and also two brigades of Mott's division, now at Williams' house. The enemy broke through Hancock's right to-night. Willcox's division may be sufficient to enable him to drive the enemy back, but he will probably need more re-enforcements.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

August 25, 1864-11.15 p. m.

Brigade commanders and the commanding officer of the Ninth Massachusetts Battery will have their command in readiness to move immediately.

By command of Brigadier-General Crawford:

GEO. MONTEITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

August 25, 1864-12 p. m.

Brigade commanders will allow their troops to lie on their arms until further orders.

By command of Brigadier-General Crawford:

GEO. MONTEITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

August 25, 1864-11.40 p. m.

Brigadier-General BRAGG,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires you to take command of the First Brigade (Colonel McCoy), in addition to your own brigade, during the movement now in contemplation.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. MONTEITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.