War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0247 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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OCTOBER 16-9.30 a.m.

Colonel B[RENT]:

The enemy's camp to the left of open space to our left of Cobb's has been removed. Gun-boat above pontoon.

J. A. S.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

OCTOBER 16-12.20 p.m.

Colonel B[RENT]:

One regiment of infantry drilling in open space to our left of Cobb's. About 400 head of cattle just passed open space going to the front in Chesterfield.

J. A. S.,

At C.

(Same to A. B.)

Jordan reports a new fort in progress about thirty rods to our left of the one reported yesterday. It is smaller than the other. No change this p.m.

P. A. TAYLOR,

Captain and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 16, 1864-6.30 p.m

Lieutenant W. S. STRYKER,

Adjutant:

Captain Thickstun and Sergeant Carothers report all quiet this p.m.

P. A. TAYLOR,

Captain and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 16, 1864.

Lieutenant W. S. STRYKER,

General Hancock saw a rocket thrown up this evening from near Meade's Station. He wishes to know if it was from any of the signal corps. Have you authorized or do you know of any rockets being sent up last night or this evening?

P. A. TAYLOR,

Captain and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 16, 1864-9 a.m.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

There has been no change in my line since last report. Firing was kept up against the enemy's new works at irregular intervals during the night. Four deserters came in during the night-three were from Harris' brigade and one from Wilcox's old. They had nothing new.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.