War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0964 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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CIRCULAR,

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 166. December 11, 1864-9.15 p.m.

The following will be the order of march for to-morrow:

General Mott will march at 7 a.m., followed by General Crawford. The wagons of each divisions will march with it. The divisions and batteries will return to their old camps.

By command of Major-General Warren:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS, December 11, 1864-8.30 a.m.

[Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:]

GENERAL: I am at the cross-road leading to Coman's Well, closed up on General Mott. The enemy's cavalry are still following. They drove in the cavalry twice yesterday. I ambushed them the last time, killing 2, wounding 2, and taking 4 prisoners. Barringer's brigade is following me. I am not likely to be disturbed again.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS, December 11, 1864-9.45 a.m.

[Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Corps:]

GENERAL: A prisoner from the Tenth Virginia, Chambliss' brigade, taken this morning, reports that three brigades of cavalry, viz, Chambliss' old brigade Barringer's, and Young's, are following my column. He says that his major and colonel both said that Hill's corps was following. He has seen no infantry since he left Belfield. I am at the cross-roads with General Gregg. Bragg, with my rear guard, now coming up.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Freeman's Bridge, December 11, 1864-9 a.m. (Received 11 a.m.)

Colonel LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I am at this point with a force of infantry (no artillery) and am expecting some small force of cavalry to join me. Left the lines after dark last night. I am ordered to General Warren's support. If required, I have some pontoons and can put down a bridge here if the troops are to cross at this point.

Very respectfully, &c.,

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier and Brevet Major-General.