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Battery. Here we heard the sad announcement that Gen. Hancock was to leave us. Here Barney Oliver cut off three of his toes. Near it is the identical spot where the fragments of the company camped that survived the battle of Reams Station. Fort Morton and Battery XIV. I drive to Hotel Gary from the Crater, resolved after dinner to locate old Fort Morton if possible. On reaching the vicinity, I call at the house of a gentleman whose farm covers much of the Union line. His name is R. F. Taylor. I am the fifth bearing that name to live on this spot, he informed me. You ask where Fort Morton stood. I think it stood where we now are. When your army established their lines here, the main line ran by my father's house, and a large fort was built enclosing our well in one corner. The house was then destroyed; and by the way, a house located on that spot has been destroyed in three different wars. This fort took up much valuable land so I set to work carting it away. Yonder is a