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their line of works on Hatcher's Run. His skirmish line has advanced as far as the Boydton plank road. No enemy to oppose them. He requests that if your are in communication with General Meade that you will please report the position of his skirmish line. General Warren is of the opinion that he will not need the assistance of General Miles' command. Generals Warren's and Miles' skirmishers are still advancing. General Warren reports thathis troops encountered in the battle just over the troops of Johnson's and Anderson's divisions.

Respectfully,

H. H. BINGHAM,

[46.] Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEOCND DIVISION, SECOND CORPS,

March 30, 1865 - 7.35 a. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel WHITTIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: The Second Division is now advancing. The ground over which it is marching is very swampy. The advance of the division from General Ord's army just reached Dabney's Mill.

Respectfully,

JOHN WILLIAN,

[46.] Acting Assistant Inspector-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

March 30, 1865 - 6.10 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel C. A. WHITTIER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to request authority to issue a ration of whisky to the troops of my command to-night, and as I think the enemy know we are here, I would ask permission to have the division and brought up. The attack on General Warren was repulsed. My line is the same as when last reported.*

NELSON A. MILES,

[46.] Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

April 1, 1865 - 8 a. m.

Brigadier-General HAYS,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: I am instructed to confer with Major-General Ord concerning a joint plan of operations between Turner's division and yours for the capture of the enemy's redoubt just north of the Crow house. I have not yet heard from General Ord, but from other source I learn that General Turner is erecting batteries on the north side of Hatcher's Run, by which he expects to get a reverse fire on the redoubt and enable you to assault it. You will please make careful examination and preparations for co-operating in every way with General Turner, and informme of the plan by which in your judgment the redoubt can be captured.+

Very respectfully,

[46.] A. A. HUMPHREYS.

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* For reply see VOL. XLVI, Part III, p. 296.

+ See Hays to Humphreys, VOL. XLVI, Part III, p. 413.

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