War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0440 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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General Crawford says he has just seen and conversed with a man from the One hundred and eleventh New York, who escaped from the enemy at a point near their works. Your dispatch received. Instructions will be sent to General Crawford at once.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General AYRES,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that after your men have got their dinner you relieve General Baxter's pickets along the whole line. It will take 800 officers and men. The pickets will remain out two days. A division officer of the day will be detailed for the whole line.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

October 30, 1864 - 9.40 p. m.

Brigadier-General CRAWFORD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: Your dispatch received by Lieutenant Herr has been telegraphed to army headquarters.* The major-general commanding desires you to be ready to support any portion of your line in case it should be threatened. General Baxter's pickets were relieved this afternoon by a detail from General Ayres, as it is intended by the major-general commanding to picket the whole of our front by division, to be relieved every two days.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

October 30, 1864. (Received 11.05 a. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report nothing unusual transpired along our lines. Some picket-firing occurred during the night. A deserter from the Eighteenth North Carolina came in this morning; recently joined; does not seem to know much.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

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*See Warren to Humphreys, 9.40 p. m., p. 439.

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