War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1074 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE IN SE.VA.AND N.C.

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permitted to accompany them. The hospitals will be broken up and the sick removed to City Point to-night. Commanders will see that no communication is permitted with the enemy to-night on the picket-lines.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

H. H. BINGHAM,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 28, 1864. (Received 10.11 a.m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing unusual or important transpired in my front during yesterday or last night.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, September 28, 1864-11 a.m. (Received 11.12 a.m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I have just seen two deserters from Eighth Georgia Cavalry, who give important information about the enemy extending his intrenchments southwesterly from Petersburg. They were stationed at Poplar Spring Church. They are building works on Mr. Peebles' farm and how far south they do not know, and think there is a considerable infantry force in that direction, pretty thick, they say they are, and we would lose a good many men in getting them away. I send the men up at once.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 28, 1864-11.45 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

I send up four contrabands from near Reams' Station and a negro woman who left Petersburg a week ago. She says all the rich people have been for three or four weeks moving to Richmond to get where there was less danger and more necessaries of life. They none of them know much of importance to us.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 28, 1864. (Send 7.40 p.m.)

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

General Gregg is directed to make a demonstration upon the enemy's left making a wide detour to the southwest. He will move from Robertson's, on the Weldon railroad, as soon after daylight to-morrow as practicable. Should he need infantry supports he will call on you.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.