War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0664 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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from conscription. They are well posted as to the location of the enemy's works west of this point. One of them, Mr. Burgess, is a miller and has lived here a long time. Two deserters from First Tennessee Regiment have just been received and have been sent up.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 2, 1864-10 a.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

If the enemy should feel his way up near our left it is the intention of the commanding general to move out the available force on the left and the cavalry and attack. He desires, therefore, that you will remain prepared for such operation to-day until further orders. The enemy should be closely watched in that direction, and reconnaissances made by detachments from the Fifth Corps and from the cavalry to ascertain what movements, if any, he is making.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Brigadier-General Gregg.)

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864-1015 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Please state what you mean by the "left" in your dispatch just received. Is it south or west?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 2, 1864-10.35 a.m.

Major-General WARREN:

The left of the army was meant. The direction from your corps would be west or southwest, and even farther round west and southwest were the directions in which it was thought reconnaissances should be made.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 2, 1864-2.15 p.m.

Major-General WARREN:

The commanding general desires to know whether you have any information as to movements of the enemy in your vicinity.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.