War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0478 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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ton. Fort Morton, Eleventh New Jersey Volunteers, 400 men, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John Schoonover. Battery 14, 150 from the Fifth New Jersey Volunteers, commanded by Captain Thomas G. Morrow. Two companies of the Fifth New Jersey Volunteers camped in the curtains between Fort Morton and Battery 14.

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

R. McALLISTER,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

November 1, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report that all was quiet in my front last night and during the day previous. The picket-firing on the right of this corps was very sharp, and continued all through the night.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 1, 1864. (Sent 1.25 p.m.)

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:

Does there appear to be any new work to take the place of that the enemy are destroying near the Boisseau house, or is any improvement of their line apparent by the removal of the work?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

November 1, 1864.

Major FISHER:

The Church road station reports that several small squads of the enemy have been drilling without arms inside the works of enemy in front of Ninth Army Corps, indicating new troops. There are no indications of new works to replace the work destroyed near Boisseau's to-day.

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain, &c.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 270.

November 1, 1864.

I. The sharpshooters belonging to the Second and Third divisions, who are now serving in the battalion of sharpshooters in the First Division, are relieved and will rejoin their respective commands without delay. Any promise made to these men when the battalion was first organized will be made good to them in their own divisions by their continuance in the duty of sharpshooters.