War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0138 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION,

October 8, 1864 - 10.35 a. m.

Respectfully referred to Colonel Harriman, commanding First Brigade, for his information.

By order of General Willcox:

JNumbers D. BERTOLETTE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

OCTOBER 8, 1864 - 11.20 [a. m.].

GENERAL: Officer from the skirmish line reports the enemy still moving to our left; also reports the enemy having left the large field in our front.

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

SAM. HARRIMAN,

Colonel, Commanding First Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864 - 10.20 a. m.

Major LYDIG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

MAJOR: General Hartranft reports a heavy line of battle advancing rapidly in his immediate front.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

October 8, 1864 - 10.55 a. m.

General WILLCOX,

Commanding Division.

Have you any further information of the enemy's advancing a line of battle? What news have you from Harriman? Where is his skirmish line, and is the skirmish line up with that of the enemy? I do not wish to move out Ferrero's men until there is a pressing necessity. Do you think this exists?

Yours, & c.,

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

The signal officer reports 10.30 that the enemy do not appear to anticipate any demonstration on our part: They are burning brush on their line and clearing up. Save this, everything is quiet. No working parties visible. The travel on the telegraph road is the same as ordinary.

O. B. W[ILLCOX].