HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 15, 1864-9 a.m.
Chief of Staff:
I send the following, just received:
7.45 A. M.
We are at the cross-roads, just beyond the church. The enemy have a line of infantry stretching in a circle around the Poplar Grove Church as a center, radius three-quarters of a mile. We are forming line of battle immediately around the church. The cavalry is skirmishing heavily north and west from the cross-roads; the infantry skirmishers are now being deployed for their assistance. The western road, out which the cavalry was to go, is also guarded by the rebel infantry, and it therefore seems doubtful at present whether the cavalry can go out that road. Major Falls has gone two miles down the Vaughan road, driving a small cavalry force before him. We have found out nothing more so far. Mrs. Smith, near the church, knows nothing. The road was barricaded for a few hundred yards, obstructing our march very much.
W. A. ROEBLING,
Major and Aide-de-Camp.
G. K. WARREN,
(Copy to General Griffin.)
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 15, 1864.
Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,
I have the honor to report that nothing of importance transpired in my front yesterday or during the night. The One hundred and ninety-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Colonel Sickel, reported last night and is assigned to General Griffin. One hundred and twenty-seven recruits arrived yesterday, eighty-one for Twentieth Maine and forty-six for Thirty-second Massachusetts.
G. K. WARREN,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 15, 1864-9.30 a.m. (Received 9.40 a.m.)
Commanding Fifth Corps:
Your several dispatches are received. Whenever you are satisfied that the reconnaissance has obtained all the information that can be got by it the troops can be withdrawn.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 15, 1864-9.30 a.m.
The force I sent out this morning was Baxter's brigade of infantry, about 1,400 strong, and added the 200 cavalry I had here to the two