War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0061 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 3, 1864. (Received 10.15 a. m.)

Brigadier-General CRAWFORD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The signal officer reports that a force of enemy's infantry, about 2,000 strong, with one gun, one wagon, and six ambulances, passed to our left this morning on plank road; hour, 8.15 a. m. General Warren has gone to the front. The Fiftieth New York Engineers arrived last night and moved off this morning on General Bragg's line to commence a line of defenses in that direction. There is nothing new from the front.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 3, 1864-11.20 a. m.

Brigadier-General CRAWFORD,

Commanding on the Weldon Railroad:

Major-General Warren is directed to send you a brigade before night to strengthen the line on the eight of Fort Wadsworth. Upon its arrival you will let General Ferrero close in on his right and strengthen his line, and put the brigade General Warren sends in the rifle-pits on the right of Fort Wadsworth, or if you can arrange it more advantageously by putting the brigade in reserve, so as to support the line promptly between Fort Davis and Fort Wadsworth, do so.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 3, 1864. (Sent 12 m.)

Brigadier-General CRAWFORD,

Commanding Division, Weldon Railroad:

Let me know what disposition you propose to make of the brigade General Warren will send you before posting it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

Signal Station, October 3, 1864-1.05 p. m.

[Major-General HUMPHREYS:]

GENERAL: Your dispatch received. When Ferrero moves to the right i will move the One hundred and eighty-fifth New York into the intrenchments he vacates. Colonel Sergeant, with the Two hundred and tenth Pennsylvania, will close on the left of the One hundred and eighty-fifth, and the brigade sent by General Warren will not only furnish ample troops between the left of the Two hundred and tenth and Fort Wadsworth but will give a small reserve.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General, Third Division.

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