to state in reply that the old line of rifle-pits will be held until night, but will be filled up as soon as it is sufficiently dark to do so without not, however, be changed as it is advisable that the enemy should not suspect the change in the picket-line. Please report by the bearer whether a fatigue party will be needed to fill up the old pits, and, if so, what number will be needed and at what hour. The new picket-line will not be occupied until the old rifle-pits are filled.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,
June 10, 1864.
Colonel J. B. HOWELL,
Commanding First Brigade:
COLONEL: I am directed by the brigadier-general commanding to state that he is too unwell this morning to continue upon duty, and that he desires that you will assume command of the division at once.
I have the honor to be, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JUNE 10, 1864.
(Received 9 a.m.)
I wish to see you. Come over and bring any prisoners you may have along.
BERMUDA, June 10, 1864.
The rebel cavalry made a small demonstration just above Haxall's. The gun-boats at Turkey Bend are firing at them.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,
In the Field, June 10, 1864.
Brigadier General A. V. KAUTZ,
Commanding Cavalry Division, &c.:
GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that Colonel Spear was ordered last night to send the prisoners to these headquarters, which was not done. He directs that you now send the prisoners as soon as possible to these headquarters, and make your report to these headquarters direct.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CHAS. J. PAINE,
Colonel and Acting Chief of Staff.