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picketed the opposite line. Now some additional work will be necessary for the protection of my men, and I have given instructions to have some aide pits dug, which will be done as soon as practicable.

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

G. MOTT,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, October 22, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that all was quiet in front of this corps yesterday and during the night. Two deserters from Twenty-second North Carolina received and forwarded.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, October 22, 1864.

Major-General WARREN:

GENERAL: In view of our conversation this morning, I would like to know the number of men and guns it will require to hold the line of redoubts and inclosed batteries now held by your corps, including the minimum picket-line, which should be furnished as far as practicable from the garrisons of the works. It will probably be necessary to have a picket-line the whole front, who in case of being driven in could garrison the redoubts and more adjacent parts of the rifle trenches. In addition to the above, please let me know how many guns and men will be left available for other operations.

Respectfully,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 264.

October 22, 1864.

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VI. Bvt. Brigadier General E. M. Gregory, having reported in compliance with paragraph V of Special Orders, No. 282, headquarters Army of the Potomac, is assigned to the First Division, and will report to the commanding officer thereof accordingly.

By command of Major-General Warren;

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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