War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0096 N. AND SE. VA., N.C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

January 11, 1865.,

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: While visiting my picket-line this afternoon I became aware of an attack upon the troops of the First Division of this corps while on their return from a foraging tour. I immediately investigated the affair and received the inclosed reports from Brevet Major-General Griffin, commanding division. The attack took place about one-fourth of a mile beyond Warwick Swamp on the Jerusalem plank road, while the party consisting of about 250 was returning. Information was received from citizens that two camps of the enemy's cavalry were located in the vicinity of the place of attack. The attacking party consisted of about twenty. The affair has been reported to the commanding officer of the cavalry division.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding Fifth Army Corps

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

January 11, 1865-6.30 p.m.

[Colonel LOCKE:]

COLONEL: I understand that a party from General Gregory's brigade, who passed out of our lines this morning for the purpose of procuring truck, &c., was attacked beyond Warwick Swamp and an officer killed, as well as several men wounded. General Gregory, as I understand, passed out subsequently with a party to recover the body. Please call upon General Griffin for a report in regard to this affair.

Respectfully, yours,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brevet Major-General.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

January 11, 1865

Respectfully referred to Brevet Major-General Griffin, commanding First Division, for report.

Please return this letter with report. The messenger will wait.

By command of Brevet Major-General Crawford:

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Brevet Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

January 11, 1865.

Respectfully state that there is no information at these headquarters that the command which went from Second Brigade headquarters (General Gregory's) for forage was attacked.

CHAS. GRIFFIN,

Brevet Major-General.