August 25 until wounded, when he was obliged to leave the field. I consider that the service would be benefitted by the conferring upon him of the additional rank desired.
NELSON A. MILES,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Division.
GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 2nd ARMY CORPS,
August 28, 1864.
The number of colors lost recently in this command calls for special notice from the major-general commanding the division. A written report will be required from each regimental commander losing a color on the 25th instant; and in every case where there appears to have been no adequate reason for the loss the regiment will not be permitted to carry any colors until it demonstrates in action its ability to protect them. This rule will hereafter be followed in regard to all colors lost in battle, that the absence of them may be a standing reproach to those unable or unwilling to defend them.
By command of Major-General Gibbon, commanding division:
A. HENRY EMBLER,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
DAVIS HOUSE SIGNAL STATION,
August 28, 1864 - 7 p. m.
3.15 p. m. the enemy marched a column of infantry north on Weldon railroad. They were about 800 strong. Everything very quiet.
GEO. J. CLARKE,
First Lieutenant and Signal Officer.
CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
August 28, 1864 - 4.20 a. m.
Division commanders will hold their commands in readiness for instant service in any direction they may be needed.
By command of Major-General Warren:
A. S. MARVIN, JR.,
HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,
August 28, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.
Chief of Staff:
I have the honor to report that nothing unusual transpired in my front during the last twenty-four hours. I have had a survey made of the line and am now making some improvements in its location, mainly to place the men on dry ground.
JNO. G. PARKE,