War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0127 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 8, 1864 - 2.40 p. m. (Sent 3 p. m.)

Brigadier-General CRAWFORD,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

When you have completed your reconnaissance and get back your troops, please send back the headquarters troops as soon as you can dispense with them.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Your instructions have been received and will be complied with. The troops will be withdrawn at dark. General Meade is here.

Respectfully,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

October 8, 1864 - 1.30 a. m. (Received 4.20 a. m.)

General CRAWFORD,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

By direction of the major-general commanding, you will make a demonstration to my front at 7 in the morning. General Potter's division is on the left of General Griffin. I have directed General Potter to advance his skirmish line with strong supports. I presume that General Griffin will be instructed to advance his and preserve the connection.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864 - 3.45 a. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

I have received orders for the advance of the whole picket-line at 7 a. m. with a brigade from each division in support of its line.

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Corps.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864 - 7.30 a. m.

Major-General PARKE:

I have directed that a close communication should be established and preserved with your line. Is the line moving? It is starting on the right.

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Fifth Corps.