War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0864 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, September 16, 1864-7.15 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The enemy are now skirmishing with us on the Vaughan road and toward Petersburg. Firing is very light so far.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864-8.30 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

The enemy, with a strong skirmish line, are trying to drive mine in on the north side, and a portion of the line has fallen back.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

(Same to General Parke.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 16, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The following dispatch is sent for your information. This morning at daylight Hampton's division of cavalry, three brigades, broke through our cavalry picket-line between Zion and Sycamore Church and carried off, or are carrying off, the cattle herd near Coggins' Point. Orders have been given for attacking them:

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,

September 16, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following report from the plank road station is respectfully forwarded:

"The remaining camps to the right of and in vicinity of the large fort beyond the Weldon railroad are struck and the men longing in rear of works. Indications are that a considerable forces is in woods to the right of the fort. No movements visible and no working parties in view."

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. F. FISHER,

Major and Chief Signal Officer.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864.

(Received 11.15 a.m.)

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Will you please inform me how many cattle you think were in the herd captured by Hampton?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.