War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0240 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 15, 1864-9 a.m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that all was quiet in front of this corps during yesterday and last night. Heavy artillery firing and a good deal of musketry continued at intervals during the night. It sounded far to our right.

Respectfully,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

October 15, 1864

Brigadier-General CRAWFORD,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

GENERAL: It will be necessary you should extend your line covering the intrenchments to Battery 24. For this purpose you may reduce the garrisons of Forts Wadsworth and Dushane to 300 men each. I would also like a small force of one or two companies kept in Fort Davison to keep the work in repair, and see that the abatis and other works are not destroyed.

Respectfully,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

October 15, 1864-7.30 p.m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Our signal station on the Church road reports the removal of a section of the enemy's artillery from a point near the R. Jones house, and was discovered by the felling of timber by the enemy yesterday.

S. W. CRAWFORD,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 15, 1864

Brigadier-General BAXTER,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you relieve the pickets of the Ninth Corps in front of Fort Dushane. You will relieve from the Halifax road, half way between Fort Dushane and the fort next on the right.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.