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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

November 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General CRAWFORD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you relieve your picket to-day at 3 p. m. The line west of the Weldon railroad is directed to be relieved at the same hour. General Ayres' pickets will connect with yours,the time to be of three days' duration, and this arrangement to continue until further orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

November 4, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing unusual transpired along our lines during the past twenty-four hours. Three deserters came in during the night- Seventh, Twenty-sixth and Forty-fourth North Carolina. They report the destruction of rebel ram albemarle and the recapture of Plymouth.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., CAVALRY CORPS,

[November 4,] 1864.

Captain A. H. BIBBER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report all quiet. A scouting party of the enemy made their appearance on the plank road between 9 and 10 a. m. this morning, but were driven back very rapidly across the swamp by a small party of the Fourth Pennsylvania Cavalry. One man of the Eighth Pennsylvania cavalry was wounded, while on post near Davenport Church, by a guerrilla.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. KERWIN,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., November 4, 1864.

Brigadier General RICHARD DELAFIELD,

Chief Engineer U. S. Army:

GENERAL: In accordance with requirements of the circular of July 29, I have the honor to report that no change has occurred during

October in my command or duties, as stated in my last monthly report. Owing to the extension of his lines, however, General Butler has organized a Provisional Division, under command of Brigadier-General Graham, which includes the lines of Bermuda Hundred, where the majority of my troops are stationed, and on October 16 he ordered me to report to this commander instead of directly to himself as here