War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0042 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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FIFTH ARMY CORPS SIGNAL STATION, October 2, 1864-10 a. m.

Captain MARVIN.

The enemy ran back from their rifle-pits about the W. Davis house. Officers rallied them about the barn north of Davis' house. From the sound of the firing our forces have steadily advanced and are still going ahead.

Respectfully,

GEO. J. CLARKE,

Signal Officer.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS SIGNAL STATION, October 2, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Captain MARVIN:

Our troops are in and around the W. Davis house. The enemy are in pits northeast of the house. We hold all the works that can be seen around that point. Our line east of railroad remains unchanged.

Respectfully,

GEO. J. CLARKE,

Signal Officer.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS SIGNAL STATION, October 2, 1864-2.40 p. m.

Captain MARVIN:

Our men fell back from the W. Davis house and the rebels advanced their line so as to occupy it. There was no firing upon either side. The rebels opened fire from a gun within main works and burst two shells in the vicinity of the Davis house before our people left.

Respectfully,

GEO. J. CLARKE,

Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, October 2, 1864.

Captain MARVIN, Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: If nothing happens to prevent, the major-general commanding will return to the Globe Tavern to-night. See Captain Hilton and have everything in readiness about the tents, &c. Inform General Crawford of this.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, October 2, 1864-7.45 a. m.

Brigadier-General AYRES, Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires you to have your men pack their tents and get everything ready prepared for a movement.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.