War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0846 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 15, 1864-7.30 p.m. (Received 7.40 p.m.)

General GRIFFIN:

I have detailed the garrisons for the forts from Baxter's brigade, so that you and General Ayres can have all of your divisions if we have to move. I wish you would move your troops from around the fort so that I can abatis it all around. You can move these troops to advantage to the left of the railroad into the breast-works facing southeast, where [we] should need men if the enemy makes an attack from the south.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 61. September 15, 1864.

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4. In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 299, headquarters Fifth Corps, the infantry troops of this division now occupying the forts will be relieved by General Baxter's brigade at 4.30 a.m. to-morrow, his brigade having been temporarily detached from the Third Division for that purpose.

By order of Brigadier-General Ayres:

GEO. L. CHOISY,

First Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 15, 1864-9.30 a.m. (Received 10 a.m.)

General J. G. PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Your dispatch in relation to the names to be given works received. The commanding general desires to have you report the names of such officers of your command who have fallen during the present campaign as in your judgment should be honored in the manner indicated, without limiting yourself to names for the works along your line. The selection of names for all the works will be made here. Have you any names to add to those you have already reported? Please answer by telegraph as soon as practicable.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 15, 1864-9.30 a.m. (Received 9.40 a.m.)

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding thinks that the working parties on the redoubt near William's house and on the road might be continued on those works.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.