War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0829 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

to cease firing soon dinner. The Howlett house opened a new battery, doing but little execution and making a great deal of noise. Everything seems to be favorable so far. There were but 4 men killed and 2 wounded to-day at the Gap (darkies).

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. H. PIERCE,

Captain, First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 14, 1864. (Received 9.30 a.m.)

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Nothing of special interest on my line. The picket-firing, owing to late movement of the Second Corps, has become incessant, and my casualties were quite large. I will try and stop it to-day.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 14, 1864. (Received 11 a.m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

The firing on my part is an effort by concentration for an hour to stop the incessant picket and artillery fire that the enemy have kept up during yesterday and last night.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 14, 1864. (Received 11.15 a.m.)

Major General D. B. BIRNEY,

Commanding Tenth Corps:

The commanding general wishes you to make a special report of the result of your effort to stop the enemy's fire, and requests that in future before opening such a heavy artillery fire you will report the matter to these headquarters.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 14, 1864.(Received 1.40 [12.40] p.m.)

General HUMPHRYES,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report that the concentration of the fire of my batteries for an hour on the enemy has completely silenced their batteries and also the incessant musketry kept up on my line. Several of my heavy batteries opened on the town. Hereafter will report, as you direct, the opening of artillery.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.