War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0513 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 25, 1864-6.25 p. m.

Colonel SHAFFER:

From the best information you have where do you suppose General Pickett to be?

ORD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

August 25, 1864-6.55 p. m.

General ORD:

I have no doubt he is on this near the left of our line.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, August 25, 1864-7 p.m.

Major-General ORD:

Pickett's division and Thomas' brigade of Georgia troops are known to be on this front. I cannot, however, see where they could possibly have a mine on this front unless under one advanced redoubt we have.

Possibly the mine may be on south side Appomattox. General Birney will be fully prepared for them here.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 25, 1864.

Major THEODORE READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Eighteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to state that our lookouts report no movements of the enemy visible in our front.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. B. CARR,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

August 25, 1864.

Brigadier General J. B. CARR,

Commanding Division:

Major-General Ord directs that you be prepared for assault at a moment's notice, and have your reserves under arms at once.

Very respectfully,

S. S. SEWARD,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

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