War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0494 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 25, 1864-12.45 p. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

General Hancock reports, at 11.20 a. m., that some force of the enemy has passed around his left and broke through Gregg's line, running from the Weldon railroad to the plank road. Gregg is looking after them, but you had batter caution all your command to get under arms.

If you have anything about the Williams house, see to it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 25, 1864-1.20 p. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

I understated General Meade has just left your headquarters. Will you send him the substance of the dispatch I sent you? Say Warren was notified by Hancock, and that I have notified Mott to get all his command under arms and be ready with it or the large part of it to move in any direction. Have informed him of Hancock's dispatch. I have notified Kautz and have ordered all the cavalry here under arms to send to the plank road.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 25, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Headquarters Ninth Corps:

I have directed Mott to send some troops down the plank road to protect Hancock's rear, which is threatened by the enemy's cavalry. I have directed him to take one of your batteries now at the Williams house. Please give the necessary orders on this point, and get White and Willcox ready as soon as you can for immediate movement.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 25, 1864-1.45 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

I have the honor to report that nothing unusual transpired on my front during the night nor up to this time. The slashing in the front has been continued. Two batteries are being constructed in my front. I now hold about two miles and a quarter of line. The Fourth Division on the right occupies 2, 6000 yards. The Second Division (Potter's) in now relieving White's (the First), and will hold the rest of the line. This will give me Willcox and White free move.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.