War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0486 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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old camp. Our proposed entrenched line ought to strike Hatcher's Run where the banks are the highest, on the north side. This is not the case at Armstrong's Mills, and unless we occupy the south bank the enemy will be able to enfilade all of General Smuth's present line and freely observe the location and strength of our forces in that vicinity. This is not the case at the crossing of the Vaughan road, the left bank being the higher.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 8, 1865-9.35 a. m.

Major General G. K. WARREN:

General Gregg is ordered to send two brigade of his cavalry to their old camps and to relieve the infantry pickets from the Halifax road toward the James. Will you please send the necessary orders to your picket officer in order that these pickets may rejoin you?

Your obedient servant,

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 8, 1865-10.50. a. m.

General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

When will this new line be established, and what engineer officer will be sent to establish the works I am instructed with?

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 8, 1865-11.15 a. m.

Major-General WARREN:

In reply to your dispatch of 11 [10.50] a. m., Major Harwood, U. S. Engineers, is now at work at your line. Colonel Duane will leave here shortly to see to it himself. Everything is being done to push this matter.

Respectfully,

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 8, 1865-11 a. m.

General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

General Crawford has been so much engaged that he has been unable to make out his list of casualties. Reports received are unreliable. The medical direct reports about 650 wounded received in hospital.

Respectfully,

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.