War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0802 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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CITY POINT, September 12, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

The lieutenant-general commanding desires me to say that we have no troops at Reams' Station. Reports from corps commanders this morning are that all is quiet.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 12, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Nothing of any importance on my line. The enemy are working on four flying saps steadily. I presume they are for pickets, and probably to gain the crest of the hill and drive my pickets away. Will commence this morning on a countermine at the Hare house, pushing forward the old work. The enemy are throwing up a work on their second line, just in rear of the Crater. There is also new rebel battery on the foot of Cemetery Hill. The work is well covered by woods. It opened at 7.45 this morning. Large quantities of timber are being hauled from Petersburg toward Weldon road.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SIGNAL DETACHMENT, TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 12, 1864.

Captain GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. Tenth Army Corps,

Before Petersburg, Va.:

CAPTAIN: Signal officer at Avery house reports the enemy throwing up a work on their second line and just in rear of the Crater. The work will be about large enough for two guns. Signal officer at Friend's house reports a new rebel battery on the foot of Cemetery Hill. The work is well covered by woods. It opened at 7.45 this a.m. and fired five or six shots. Large quantities of timber are being hauled from Petersburg toward Weldon road.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

PAUL BRODIE,

First Lieutenant, Chief Signal Officer, Tenth Corps.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., September 12, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel WHITE,

First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding Siege Batteries,

Tenth Corps, Headquarters Tenth Corps:

Company K will be at Captain Burton's battery about 2 p.m to-morrow to relieve Company D. Please do the same that you did to-day for Captain Pride for this company.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel Fist Connecticut Artillery.