War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0576 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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The fatigue duties have been heavy in this command in the beginning of the present month, and at all times the picket duty under fire is such as to induce the men to make the most of what provisions they have in their haversacks to satisfy their natural appetite. Tor these reasons I would respectfully and ungently recommend: First, that no reduction be made from the future rations to make up for the deficiencies in the rations already issued, as these deficiencies are, in my opinion, sufficiently justified. Second, that during the winter the allowance of hard bread, reduced from twelve ounces, be increased to sixteen ounces, as previously. third, that no more that two day's rations be issued at the same time to the men while in camp, and whenever it is deemed necessary to have four day's on hand these be kept ready to be issued when the order to move is received, which will occasion very little delay and will secure the full amount required to be carried by the men in active operations.

Respectfully submitted.

R. DE TROBRIAND,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

November 9, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quit in my front during the last twenty-fourth hours. Five rebel deserters received and forwarded-there from Sixth Virginia Volunteers, one from Thirty-third North Carolina, one from Tenth Georgia Battalion.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

November 9, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Nine regiments in the First Division (Griffin's) give 1,346 for Lincoln and 767 for McClellan. Second Division not head from.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

November 9, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: The returns from Second Division are as follows: First Maryland, Republican, 425; Democratic,2. Fourth Maryland, Republican,272; Democratic, 0. Seventh Maryland, Republican, 304; Democratic, 30. Eight Maryland, Republican, 227; Democratic, 12. One hundred and fifty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, Republican, 58; Democratic, 7. One hundred and ninetieth Pennsylvania Volunteers,