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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

August 31, 1864 - 11.30 a. m. (Received 12 m.)

General CRAWFORD:

The enemy have been pressing our picket-line quite heavily at the white house on the railroad, and General Warren wishes you to be ready to be under arms at the shortest notice.

W. A. ROEBLIND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

PROVIDENCE, August 31, 1864.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

My leave of absence expires Friday next. Shall we await orders here?

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 31, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report quiet on my line during the last twenty-four hours. In front of the Third Division General Willcox's scouts sent out report meeting the enemy's pickets about one mile and a half in front of our line. Camp-fires and shelter-tents were seen by the party. The pickets in front of Second Division report chopping in their front and wagons moving during the night. The work on the redoubts is progressing well and the line being generally strengthened.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 31, 1864 - 11 a. m.

General J. G. PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

I am directed by the commanding general to say that he is waiting for your views with regard to the reorganization of the First, Second, and Third Divisions of your corps. His own idea is that in view of the reduced condition of General White's division it would be best to transfer the regiments now composing that division to the Second and Third Divisions. He desires to publish, as soon as practicable, an order reorganizing the Fifth and Ninth Corps.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 31, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

In reference to the reorganization of the First, Second, and Third Divisions of this corps, I agree with the major-general commanding that in view of the reduced condition of the First Division it would be