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right and Harriman's left. The enemy's skirmishers in their pits are discovered on the left of the road about 500 yards in front of Hartranft's and extending toward our left and rear.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. . B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

Major LYDIG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

My advance is now up to the rebel works on the right of the road and General Hartranft's advance is within 400 yards of the rebel redoubt near the Hawks house. He found a working party there, which has retired. I will make a demonstration on the redoubt in a few minutes.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864 - 10.05 a. m.

Major LYDIG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

I occupy the redoubt near the Hawks house and am sending a small party farther in advance to feel the enemy beyond the works, and shall gradually extend toward the left.

I am, very respectfully, & c.,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864 - 10.15 a. m.

Major LYDIG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

I have information from several points that the enemy's main force is moving toward my left. My skirmish line now confronts the enemy's skirmishers, and they are inclined to dispute our farther advance. Have you any orders?

I am, very respectfully, & c.,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864 - 10.10 a. m.

Brigadier-General WILLCOX:

Received dispatch of 10.05. General Potter reports 9.30 that his left brigade (Griffin's) report the enemy moving from their right toward my (Potter's) left. Colonel Harriman should be apprised of this.

Respectfully, yours,

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.