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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 16, 1864.

(Sent 12.15 p.m.)

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

The cattle herd referred to was Colonel Morgan's commissary for both armies. Probably 2,000 head. Whether all or part and what part was captured I do not yet know.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864-5 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The following is sent for your information:

HALIFAX ROAD SIGNAL STATION-2.40 p.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

About half an hour ago two pieces of artillery passed to the left on the Boydton plank road, and about 300 men moved back from the enemy's line, going toward his works left of the lead-works. The enemy's works along the Boydton plank road appear to have but few men in them, and no tents as heretofore.

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain, Signal Corps.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

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

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Reports just received from our extreme picket-posts state that all is quiet in front. Enemy have not been seen since this morning on the Reams' Station road, and have only a picket in sight near the forks of the other road, west.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General GRIFFIN,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that your troops be held in readiness for action at any moment, as they may be called upon this morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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