War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0824 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 14, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing unusual or important transpired in my front during yesterday or last night. Details numbering 900 men were at work yesterday on the defenses and roads at this point.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 14, 1864-9.15 p.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

General Butler report the enemy holding in his front with a line not stronger than his pickets. The signal officers report the numbers of the enemy in the intrenchments this side of the plank road much less than usual. General Davies has been instructed to send two strong and efficient regiments of cavalry to report to you by daylight to-morrow morning. The commanding general directs that you make a reconnaissance early to-morrow toward the Boydton plank road to ascertain if the enemy is making any movement around our left, using a strong force of infantry to cover and support your cavalry.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 14, 1864-11 p.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The commanding general wishes to know the result of the reconnaissance to-morrow at the earliest time practicable.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 131. September 14, 1864.

Information has been received that the enemy is passing around to our left. Division commanders and the Artillery Brigade will hold their commands in readiness, prepared to move at 4 a.m. to-morrow.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 14, 1864-10 p.m.

Brigadier General S. W. CRAWFORD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you have your entire division ready to move at 4 a.m. to-morrow. Brigadier-