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ably made a more lively demonstration than was intended, but at the
same time I did not wish to march sixteen miles and then come back
without finding out exactly what the enemy, had there.
I send herewith copies of the reports of my division commanders.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.
Lieut. Col. EDWARD W. SMITH,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept. of Va. and K. C.
Report of Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Carr,- U. S. Army, commanding First
Division, of operations August 5.
HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH CORPS,
August 6, 1864.
SIR : I have the honor to report that at about 6.30 p. m. on yester-
day, immediately after the sound of an explosion and of a few volleys
of musketry to the left of my front, supposed to be on the front of the
Ninth Corps, the enemy opened on my command with a heavy fire from
some twenty pieces of artillery situated on the right bank of the Ap-
pomattox River, and continued a vigorous shelling for something over
an hour. Little injury was done, most of the shells passing to the left
of my front and in rear, save from a well-directed fire from what is
known as the Chester Hill battery, the shells from which almost ,enfi-
laded the left of my front line; the explosion of a single shell from
which killed 1 and wounded 9 men in the trenches. The fire of the
enemy was replied to by Dow's battery of 30-pounder Parrotts and
mortars, while Regan and Riggs opened to my immediate front and
left, but with what effect I am unable to tell. In obedience to orders
from corps headquarters my troops were all under arms prepared to
resist any attack, but my infantry was in nowise engaged.
Maj. WILLIAM RUSSELL, Jr.,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Eighteenth Corps.
Report of Bvt. Maj. Gen. George J. Stannard, U. S. Army, commanding
First Division, of operations September 29-30.
SAINT ALBANS, VT., April 18, 1865.
Brig. Gen. L. THOMAS,
Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:
SIR: Not having had the opportunity of seeing ?ªthe report of the
major-general commanding the Army of the James of the operations
of my division in the battles of September 29 and 30,1864, until a short
time since, I deem it but justice to my then command that this, my
report, should be placed on file at your office, and I have the honor to
ask that it may be so disposed of.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. J. STANNARD,
Brevet Major-General of Volunteers.
J. B. CARR,