War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1138 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 30, 1864-11.45 p. m. (Sent 12 midnight.)

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you send out a strong reconnaissance at daylight to-morrow to ascertain the whereabouts of the enemy, and that you advance your pickets well out at the same time. General Warren is similarly directed. General Gregg is ordered to move out the Miss Pegram road to-morrow at daylight for reconnaissance and to communicate with you and co-operate so far as may be necessary.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 30, 1864.

Major-General WARREN:

I have been ordered to move at 8 o'clock. Would like to know whether you are moving or expect further orders before starting?

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 30, 1864.

General WARREN:

I will hold on here until I hear further form General Meade. Please let me know when you receive orders to move, so that I may join you.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. 1ST Brigadier, 1ST DIV., 9TH A. C.,

Numbers 12.

Near Petersburg, Va., September 30, 1864.

I. In compliance with orders from division headquarters, dated September 30, 1864, I hereby assume command of the First Brigade, First Division, Ninth Army Corps, Colonel B. C. Christ, Fiftieth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, commanding, having been mustered out of the U. S. service.

SAMUEL HARRIMAN,

Colonel Thirty-seventh Wisconsin Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES FIFTH CORPS,

September 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General FERRERO,

Commanding Third Division, Ninth Corps:

GENERAL: The Two hundred and tenth Pennsylvania is now occupying the works from Fort Wadsworth to the right. If your line is too thin you may move to the right, but let me know before moving.