War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1022 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 25, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Circular of this date received at 2.30 p. m.* The troops are now moving to take up the position indicated. The Jones house being more central than my present position I propose moving my headquarters there to-morrow morning, unless I hear from you to the contrary.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 25, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have the honor to report that the Second Division, General Potter, is now posted in the wood near Norfolk railroad, with right resting near the railroad. General Potter's headquarters are near the Avery house.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 25, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have the honor to report that the Third Division now occupy the line of infantry parapet from Fort Howard to Fort Davis and have relieved the picket-line of the Second Corps. The line in front of Fort Howard to Fort Alexander Hays will be relieved at 7 a. m. on the 26th.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 25, 1864-6 p. m.

Major-General WARREN:

I ordered Ferrero to move his brigade at the Gurley House over to the front line, and I see it is now on its way. Not hearing from you about the garrison, I fear he may moved without waiting for it. The brigade commanders may have been notified by the commandant of the garrison.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

September 25, 1864-6.40 p. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

I have the honor to state in reply to your telegram of 6 p. m., that the Ninety-fourth New York Volunteers, Major McMahon, is now at Fort Davison. This regiment is assigned as the garrison of the fort General Warren being absent, I sent this.

Respectfully,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See p. 1014.

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