War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0059 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

October 3, 1864-2 p. m. (Received 3 p. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

I am at the place where our line crosses the Squirrel Level road and have been on the line all day; not at my old headquarters. Dispatches to General Parke's headquarters are near to me.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 3, 1864-11.40 p. m. (Received 12.25 a. m. 4th.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The officer of pickets of Second Division reports as follows:

The men on the line report the movement of a column of infantry (judged to be a brigade) and three pieces of artillery toward our right. There has ben considerable noise and cheering on the enemy's line this evening.

Above was forwarded from General Ayres' headquarters at 10 p. m.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 3, 1864-12.30 p. m.

General GRIFFIN:

GENERAL: As soon as General Bartlett's brigade is relieved by General Parke I wish it placed on the right of General Gregory's brigade, along the slashing cut through. They need not occupy a continuous line, which would put some of them in hollows, but only the ridge portions of the line, leaving intervals unoccupied. This, with the slashing, will be secure enough. I shall be found on the Squirrel Level road at General Ayres' position.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., October 3, 1864.

Brigadier General E. D. TOWNSEND,

Asst. Adjt. General, Department of War, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to recommend for promotion Colonel E. M. Gregory, Ninety-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, and Colonel James Gwyn, One hundred and eighteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanding respectively the Second and Third Brigades of this division, for gallant conduct displayed by them the 30th of September ultimo. The bravery and valor evinced by them and their commands in the operations of that day have not been excelled in any action during the war, and I respectfully request that if the commission of brigadier-general cannot