War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1130 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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the opinion the they may intend a dash up the plank road, and it is necessary to have troops to meet such a contingency. In case of firing down the plank road or Norfolk road, you will please send the rest of your reserve regiments to the point indicated above and commence thinking out your line so as to get your reserve available, holding your front line with the inclosed works and batteries now garrisoned only, or with the aid of these works and a skirmish line in the connecting pits.

Respectfully,

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

September 30, 1864-3.40 p. m.

Major-General MOTT,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding wishes you to send a regiment of infantry to occupy the advanced work on the plank road on the rear line to the left of the Williams house. A battery of artillery will be in readiness to move out at once and occupy the works in case of attack. If the enemy appear in that direction, General Hancock wishes your to move out the balance of the brigade and commence the withdrawal of such regiments from the front line as can be easiest withdrawn.

Very respectfully,

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 30, 1864-12.15 a. m.

Major-Genal WARREN, Commanding Fifth Corps:

I am instructed to inform you to have your command ready to move at 8 a. m.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Major-General Parke.)

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

September 30, 1864-7.25 a. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Am I to move at 8 o'clock without further orders?

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 30, 1864. (Sent 7.38 a. m.)

Major-General WARREN, Commanding Fifth Corps:

You are not to move without further orders.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.