SEPTEMBER 28, 1864-7.30 p.m.
Chief of Staff:
GENERAL: Captain Jay has just arrived with the order.* I have directed all my picket to remain, as they can be drawn in as fast as needed in the morning. I have nearly 1,000 men on the south and west front that are not in contact with the enemy. Those on the north front about 500 strong, are in contact with the enemy or in view in places. It is not light enough to move in the morning before 5 a.m., except to the rear.
G. K. WARREN,
HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, September 28, 1864-9.40 p.m.
The firing commenced on the left of the Second Corps, and was probably due to an attack on their picket-line; it did not extend to my front. The artillery seemed to take it up all along the right.
JNO. G. PARKE,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,
No. 138. September 28, 1864.
The troops that will be in readiness to move at 4 a.m. will be the batteries to be designated by Colonel Wainwright, the First Division, Second Division, and Hofmann's brigade, of Third Division. Pickets will not be withdrawn till further orders. All the other provisions of the above order* will at once be complied with by each division commander and the commander of the Artillery Brigade.
By command of Major-General Warren:
FRED. T. LOCKE,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, September 28, 1864.
Commanding Third Division:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding instructs me to say that you can hold the line westward from Fort Howard with General Bragg's brigade, keeping Colonel Hofmann in reserve. If necessary, General Bragg's troops can form but one line only (rank).
Very respectfully, your obedient servant.
FRED. T. LOCKE,