War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0021 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, October 1, 1864.

Brigadier-General AYRES,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: General Crawford has been directed to relieve your pickets this evening. They will be instructed to report here when relieved.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS SIGNAL STATION, October 1, 1864-6.45 a. m.

General CRAWFORD:

The enemy has put out a line of skirmishers at double-quick and supported it by a line of battle. The line appears to extend from the W. Davis house into the woods north. The line of battle does not advance, and the skirmishers have halted.

Respectfully,

GEO. J. CLARKE,

Signal Officer.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS SIGNAL STATION, October 1, 1864-7.25 a. m.

Colonel LOCKE:

The enemy advanced a skirmish line and supported it with a line of battle probably 1,000 strong. They have engaged our skirmish line upon the Squirrel Level road. Their line is almost east and west.

Respectfully,

GEO. J. CLARKE,

Signal Officer.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS SIGNAL STATION, October 1, 1864-11.25 a. m.

Captain MARVIN:

The works about the W. Davis house are full of men; probably the force that advanced this a. m. Troops are moving upon the plank road toward our left, but the fog is so dense that we can neither determine their character nor numbers.

Respectfully,

GEO. J. CLARKE,

Signal Officer.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS SIGNAL STATION, October 1, 1864-12.15 p. m.

Captain MARVIN:

The enemy are advancing a skirmish line upon our right of the railroad. We cannot see any line in rear of it, but the woods would hide it if there was a line.

Respectfully,

GEO. J. CLARKE,

Signal Officer.