War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0866 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864-7 a.m.

General GRIFFIN:

If the enemy makes any serious demonstration to our left of your position I wish you at once to make disposition to meet it and let me know.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864-9 a.m.

General AYRES:

Don't give the enemy's pickets any rest till they fall back and our line is re-established. They may be getting batteries in position to open in connection with an attack on the west and south later in the day. We must get the earliest possible intelligence of them.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel F. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that Colonel Winthrop has shoved out the picket-line, and it is established as before.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. AYRES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

(Copies forwarded to General Humphreys and General Parke.)

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864.

(Received 7 a.m.)

Brigadier-General CRAWFORD,

Commanding Third Division, Fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you hold your troops in readiness for action at any moment they may be called upon through the day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. MARVIN, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

I have the honor to report that all was quiet on my front during the past twenty-four hours, excepting some skirmishing on the left, which began about 7.30 a.m. It commenced on General Warren's front and