War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0530 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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the Williams house; that General Hancock informs him that they cannot be depended on for operations early in the morning; that all available troops will be required to protect my left flank. General Willcox's division will cover the withdrawal of the Second Corps. General Mott's division returns to the intrenchments.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 26, 1864-4.45 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I am anxious to know soon what your views are about General Crawford's remaining here since the report received from General Hancock by Lieutenant Howell, which I sent you.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 26, 1864-5.25 a. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

In reply to your dispatch of 4.45 a. m. the commanding general says use Crawford for protecting your flank as well as White, and Willcox, also, as soon as he returns. He thinks it probable you may be attacked this morning. He understands the report of Lieutenant Howell to mean that General Hancock did not want Crawford.

A. A. HUMPHPREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

August 26, 1864-8 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I hear nothing of the movements of the enemy this morning. Colonel Stedman sent an officer to report to me and I directed him to feel toward Reams' Station, and push in if the enemy's infantry fall back, but have heard nothing from him.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 26, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The major-general commanding desires that you will be particularly vigilant to-day, and if, upon being attacked, you should need support General Parke will give you White's and Willcox' divisions upon your