War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0844 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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of it. The enemy are not supposed to be in force in this vicinity, having drawn off on my pickets repossessing their post. Everything is apparently quiet.

I am, sir, very respectfully, yours, &c.,

R. J. FALLS,

Major, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 15, 1864-3.40 p.m.

Major FALLS,

Commanding First Pennsylvania Veteran Cavalry:

Information has been received from the signal station that the enemy are moving large forces to our left. Keep a bright lookout in all directions, and send in word if anything transpires. Keep your command out till dark, when word will be sent you when to withdraw.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SEPTEMBER 15, 1864.

Major General G. K. WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I have the honor to state that, in pursuance of your order, I visited General Baxter. I found him near a church, from which point he informed me he had advanced one mile. He had not found the enemy in force, nor had be discovered any evidence of the passage of any considerable body of troops. The order to withdraw was given in my presence.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. HIGBEE,

First Lieutenant, Eleventh Infantry, and Acting Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, September 15, 1864.

General WARREN:

The following just received:

SIGNAL STATION, Plank Road, September 15, 1864-4.40 p.m.

Captain TAYLOR:

Cavalry and infantry have been passing, bearing south of west. Wagons and ambulances accompanied the movement. Movement commenced at 3 o'clock,but the dust prevented seeing everything that passed. Cavalry and infantry were passing three-quarters of an hour, but owing to the dust cannot tell in what proportion. Enemy quite active, and stragglers still passing.

I. THICKSTUN,

Captain and Signal Officer.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 229. September 15, 1864.

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IV. The Fourth Division, Fifth Army Corps, having been discontinued, Captain Charles McClure, commissary of subsistence, late Fourth