CHAP. LIV.] CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.—UNION. 1109
HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
September 29, 1864-8.50 p. m. (Received 9.05 p. m.)
General Gregg will hold as far out as Colonel Wyatt's and newly to
Reams' Station with Davies' brigade, and move the other brigade a
short distance in rear and try to get water. His command has not
been watered since yesterday. He will send orderlies to General War-
J. C. BATES,
Captain and Acting Aide-de-Camp.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,
September 29, 1864.
Col. C. H. SMITH,
Commanding Second Brigade, Second Division Cavalry :
COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you at once move
your brigade, taking your battery, to the Perkins house, on the Weldon
railroad, and there mass and await further orders.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. C. WEIR,
DEEP BOTTOM, September 29, 1864-9.30 a. m.
Military Secretary of General Grant :
Just arrived here. Enemy's first line taken without firing a gun.
0. E. BABCOCK,
City Point, Va.:
Birney has advanced from Deep Bottom and taken the main line of
works at the signal tower, New Market Heights, which commands the
road, and is advancing. This lets out Kautz, who is starting. By
means of cavalry we have communicated across to Ord's column, who
Colonel Rand, of the Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry, reports to have
carried the enemy's main line of works in his front and is advancing
rapidly. Paine's division took their line handsomely, with considerable
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
SIGNAL HILL, VA., September 29, 1864-12 m.
After riding forward to what was General Birney's front at the time,
the intersection of New Market and Mill roads, I turned to the left and
GROVER'S HOUSE, September 29, 1864-8.30 a. m.
(Received 9.30 a. m.)