War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0450 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 31, 1864.

General WARREN:

I think your suggestion a very good one, and have referred your dispatch to General Miles, president of my board, with the suggestion that informal arrangement be made between the boards for a common meeting.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 31, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

GENERAL: I am desirous of seeing your new lines, and will start from here to-morrow at 9 a. m. for that purposes. I wish to notify you of my intention.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

October 31, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

The One hundred and fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, a consolidation of three regiments, and a very small one, was in the woods at the hour of the attack on the 27th, and was advancing against the enemy's skirmishers when it met the first onset of the enemy's assault and was broken up, their colors being captured. It was foolish to take in three colors, but the regiments had a pride in them and were allowed to keep them after the consolidation. I have heard of no other losses, and believe these to be all. I have had General Mott's report, and it is not likely that any of General Egan's command lost colors. I will send General Mott's reports. The One hundred and fifth Pennsylvania is a gallant regiment, and lost its colors without disgrace. The regiment was sent out to see what was between me and Crawford, and took its colors, contrary to my general instructions to regiments skirmishing.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

OFFICE COMMISSARY OF MUSTERS,

October 31, 1864.

Major S. CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that between 2 and 3 p. m. on the 27th instant, General Hancock directed me to carry the following verbal message to General Crawford, commanding Third division of the Fifth Corps, operating some distance to our right: "I propose carrying the bridge across Hatcher's Run, believing that to be the readiest way of deciding our difficulties." Taking five orderlies with me, I passed back