HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,
August 26, 1864.
Brigadier-General GRIFFIN, Commanding First Division:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires you to send out early to-morrow morning as many men as you
have axes for, to slash the brush in front of the line constructed by
Gregory, and report the number of men sent out for this purpose, so as to
enable the major-general commanding to take them into account in the general arrangement of working details.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
FRED. T. LOCKE.
[Official Records series 1 volume 42 part 2 p.*]