War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0285 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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vigilant. The connections between the divisions were perfect. I would recommend that the pickets be allowed to connect the pits with a small trench in the open field at the center of the line of the Third Division and on the left of the Second Division. It can be done by supplying the pickets with intrenching tools or by sending a small fatigue party at night.

Respectfully submitted.

B. R. PIERCE,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 20, 1864-9 a. m.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that nothing unusual transpired in my front yesterday on last night. Two deserters from Twenty-sixth Mississippi were received and forwarded. Three hundred men were at work during the day on the new redoubt on left of General Griffin's line.

Respectfully,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 20, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

We have just received four negroes who came this morning from near Stony Creek. They say that there is to be a meeting at Dinwiddie Court-House at 10 o'clock this morning to receive details of negro hands and teams from all the planters in the county. These hands are to drive teams, so as to put the white teamsters in the ranks These negroes are now on their way to your headquarters.

Respectfully,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

October 20, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing new along our lines. The right of our picket-line was advanced, occupying the Boswell house and more favorable ground. Two men from the Sixth new Hampshire deserted to the enemy during yesterday.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., October 20, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

I am in receipt of a communication from General Lee, showing that prisoners of war set to work in the intrenchments have been withdrawn.