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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, Peebles' House, October 2, 1864-11.50 a. m.

General AYRES:

If you think you can take the fort at the Davis house give it a trial, and if captured hold it. It will develop what the enemy is doing. Everything but cavalry, as far as we have found out, has left this neighborhood.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 2, 1864-8 a. m.

Major-General CRAWFORD,

Commanding Division, Warren's Hdqrs., on the Weldon Railroad:

The commanding general wishes you to communicate with General Warren, before making any serious movement, upon the appearance of a favorable opportunity.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

FIFTH ARMY CORPS SIGNAL STATION, October 2, 1864-11.40 a. m.

General CRAWFORD:

At 11 o'clock the enemy moved four guns and twenty-five wagons to our right on the plank road. Their skirmishers have again fallen back and are now in the field north and east of the W. Davis house. A battery in front of General Ayres opened upon the enemy and fired four or five shots.

Respectfully,

GEO. J. CLARKE,

Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, October 2, 1864-11.50 a. m.

General CRAWFORD, Globe Tavern:

GENERAL: I placed General Bragg to hold the Vaughan road, and he must be instructed to do so; if he is driven away, to fall back upon your position. With this object in view, you may consider him still under your direct command.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN.

(Copy to Major-General Humphreys, chief of staff.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 2, 1864-7.40 a. m.

Major-General PARKE, Commanding Ninth Corps:

What is the condition of things with you this morning?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.