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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864-2.30 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I have no information whatever of the movements of the enemy near me to-day.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864-7 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I send you the following,just received:

HEADQUARTERS FIRST NEW JERSEY CAVALRY,

September 2, 1864.

Captain H. C. WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Division, Cavalry Corps:

I have the honor to report that I drove in the enemy's pickets on the railroad to within 400 yards of the junction of it with the Dinwiddie Court-House road, at which point the enemy appeared in force of about fifty, firing on my men, and on the Vaughan road I drove them across the swamp. Both these roads they had barricaded by trees and wires. Across the swamp they had a camp of cavalry, probably a reserve of their pickets. No movement of the enemy could be detected on either of these road. The pickets belonged to Colonel Gregg's brigade, and were picketing strongly. The Second Brigade does not connect with my left, and this line is in good condition, excepting the left.

JOHN W. KESTER,

Colonel, Commanding Cavalry Pickets.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

September 2, 1864.

General WARREN:

The force of the enemy that attacked last evening not ascertained. The commander of pickets sends his report to the nearest commander of infantry, General Ferrero. I will instruct him to send you a report also.

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel F. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters Fifth Army Corps:

SIR: By an act of treachery on the part of rebel officers, who approached our outposts on the Weldon railroad this morning, two commissioned officers were drawn out of the post and shot; one slightly, the other severely. They were fired on by about fifteen men posted near where the interview took place, and immediately after the rebel officer who conversed with them had left. The above is reported by the division picket officer. General Griffin has furnished me with a