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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 15, 1864. (Sent 6 p.m.)

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

Yes; send back the cavalry.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 15, 1864-7.30 p.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The enemy's infantry came this afternoon in small force this side of the Poplar Spring Church, almost to the Vaughan road, but did not drive off my cavalry at the fork of the road. They fired a little at the cavalry and disappeared. All quiet.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 15, 1864-8.20 p.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The cavalry picket, on the fork of the Vaughan road going to Poplar Spring Church, sends in word that the enemy's infantry were seen moving toward Petersburg lately and fired a few shots at our outposts.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FIRST PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN CAV. BATTALION,

September 15, 1864-8.30 a.m.

[Colonel F. T. LOCKE,]

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report all quiet on my road from the forks to the railroad. I have had a brisk skirmish of about one hour's duration, in which I had two men wounded, one probably mortally. The enemy is in considerable force on my right, their line extending down to near the railroad on my left, where I connected with General Gregg's cavalry.

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

R. J. FALLS,

Major, Commanding First Pennsylvania Veteran Cavalry Battalion.

HDQRS. FIRST PENNSYLVANIA VET. RESERVE CAVALRY, September 15, 1864-3 p.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that on my return here I found my picket had retaken his post, and now holds indisputable possession