War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0156 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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by digging rifle-pits and constructing abatis and making slashing where practicable. Particular care should be observed in strengthening that part running through the point of wood near the right of General Pierce's line, as it seems probable that the enemy will be more likely to attack here than at any other point on the line, owing to the advantage they would derive from forming unseen in the point of woods referred to.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS, October 10, 1864.

Brigade commanders will, without delay, comply with the requirements of the above order. Tools will be furnished on application to these headquarters.

By command of Brigadier-General De Trobriand:

J. P. FINKELMEIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, FIFTH ARMY CORPS, October 10, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel J. W. WILSON,

Field Officer Division Picket:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that the utmost vigilance be exercised during the night, and especially about daybreak, by your pickets, as a column of the enemy's infantry has been seen moving west upon the Boydton plank road this p.m.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. E. LA MOTTE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, October 10, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

All quiet along our lines. The redoubts, intrenchments, and slashing are progressing well.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, October 10, 1864-11 p.m. (Received 11.30 p.m.)

Colonel LOCKE:

The left of my picket-line now rests on the Vaughan road below the redoubt on that road. In the morning I propose placing a regiment and also some guns in the redoubt between Vaughan road and Fort Dushane, if you will please connect with my present left to-night. Will have the line relieved in the morning to the front of the redoubt we are to occupy.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.