War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0666 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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few of his sharpshooters, who, I hope, will be able to punish this perfidy. As I understood the report our officers were invited out by the rebel officers, who waved papers, as if they desired to exchange orders concerning deserters, which have lately been exchanged by the pickets.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. P. STONE,

Colonel Fourteenth U. S. Infantry, in Temporary Command.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864. (Received 1.10 p.m.)

Brigadier General S. W. CRAWFORD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major general directs that you keep your command to-day in readiness for any emergency that may arise.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864.

Brigadier-General CRAWFORD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: You will please direct the battery with you (the Ninth Massachusetts Battery) to report without delay to Colonel Wainwright, commanding Artillery Brigade. The battery is to be placed in the new fort on the left.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864-1 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Your dispatch received.* I have ordered General Potter's division to be in readiness at daylight; also the reserve artillery.

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864-12.50 a.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel MONROE,

Chief of Artillery:

COLONEL: The commanding general directs that you have reserve batteries ready to move at daylight to the support of General Ferrero, should he require it.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. C. YOUNGMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See September 1, 11.45 p.m., p. 643.

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