War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0107 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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of their so frequently leaving their camp in case of alarm. I am also instructed by him to direct that the disposition indicated in the instructions above mentioned be made to-day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 22, 1864.

Captain READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General to General Brooks:

CAPTAIN: General Gillmore send me word that the support to the detached redoubt on my left have been relieved, and orders that I send some there at once. It was understood by Generals Brooks and Weitzel, as well as by myself, that General Brooks would supply this detail. I would respectfully inquire if the detail is to be sent by General B,; otherwise, I will send it at once.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. AMES,

Brigadier-General.

[First indorsement.]

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, EIGHTH CORPS,

May 22, 1864.

[General A. AMES:]

GENERAL; The detail to occupy the redoubt has been ordered from General Burnham's brigade, and will be sent there at once.

Very respectfully,

THEODORE READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION,

May 22, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: This communication and indorsement is all that is required by the major-general commanding, in reference to the support for the detached redoubts, is it not?

A. AMES.

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 22, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: The accompanying valise, belonging to Brigadier-General Walker, was received from the enemy's flag of truce by one of my staff officers with the proviso that, should it contain anything objectionable, it would be immediately returned and not forwarded to the general.

My respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. AMES,

Brigadier-General.