War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0739 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 7, 1864.

Brigadier General B. R. PIERCE,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you extend your right so as to occupy the ground that may be vacated by the movements that Colonel McAllister has been ordered to make.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES H. LOCKWOOD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 7, 1864.

Colonel ROBERT MCALLISTER,

Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs the following disposition of your command: You will occupy the work near the head and left of the plank road, relieving all of the troops that General De Trobriand may have there. General Pierce is directed to relieve your left, which may be acted to accomplish the above. You will continue the slashing in your front, and particularly in the immediate front of the fort, so that the gins will have a good range and prevent the enemy from massing troops or sending their sharpshooters to annoy us.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES H. LOCKWOOD,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, THIRD DIV., SECOND CORPS,

September 7, 1864.

In compliance with the above order the following disposition is made of the troops of this brigade:

I. The commanding officer of the Eleventh Massachusetts Volunteers will at once move his command into the fort. The Eighth New Jersey Volunteers will move to their right and occupy the place vacated by the Eleventh Massachusetts Volunteers, and the One hundred and twentieth New York Volunteers will close up to the left of the Eighth New Jersey Volunteers, resting with their left on the gap.

II. Colonel Schoonover, commanding Fort Crawford, will send the Seventh New Jersey Volunteers, including the Fifth Battalion New Jersey, to consist of not less than 300 men, to the right to occupy the works near the head and left of the plank road, relieving General De trobriand's troops and our own reserve, these 300 men to be relieved over forty-eight hours from the fort. A prompt and immediate compliance with this order is required.

By command of Colonel R. McAllister:

J. P. FINKELMEIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

September 7, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report that all was quiet in my front yesterday and during the night. Private Sanford, Company H, Twelfth U. S.