War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1109 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

September 29, 1864-8.50 p. m. (Received 9.05 p. m.)

General HUMPHREYS:

General Gregg will hold as far out as Colonel Wyatt's and nearly to Reams' Station with Davies' brigade, and move the other brigade a short distance in rear and try to get what. His command has not been watered since yesterday. He will send orderlies to General Warren's headquarters.

J. C. BATES,

Captain and Acting Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

September 9, 1864.

Colonel C. H. SMITH,

Commanding Second Brigade, Second Division Cavalry:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you at once move your brigade, taking your battery, to the Perkins house, on the Weldon railroad, and there mass and await further orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. C. WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, September 29, 1864-9.30 a. m.

Colonel PARKER,

Military Secretary of General Grant:

Just arrived here. Enemy's first line taken without firing a gun. No particulars.

O. E. BABCOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

GROVER'S HOUSE, September 29, 1864-8.30 a. m.

(Received 9.30 a.m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point, Va.:

Birney has advanced from Deep Bottom and taken the main line of works at the signal tower, New Market Heights, which commands the road, and is advancing. This lets out Kautz, who is starting. By mean of Cavalry we have communicated across to Ord's column, who Colonel Rand, of the Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry, report to have carried the enemy's main line of works in his front and is advancing rapidly. Paine's division took their line handsomely, with considerable loss.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

SIGNAL HILL, VA., September 29, 1864-12 m.

Major-General BUTLER:

After riding forward to what was General Birney's front at the time the intersection of New market and Mill roads, I turned to the left and