War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0228 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., June 19, 1864.

Colonel J. B. HOWELL,

Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers:

COLONEL: You will at once withdraw to camp all the troops of your brigade, except the regular picket reserves.

By order of Brigadier General R. S. Foster:

P. A. DAVIS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Colonels Hawley and Plaisted.)

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., June 19, 1864.

Colonel L. BELL,

Commanding Brigade:

COLONEL: General Smith desires you to report at once with the two brigades under your command, the Second and Third Brigades of the Third Division, to report to General Brooks of the Tenth Army Corps, to relieve the troops of the Sixth Corps.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM RUSSELL, JR.,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 19, 1864 - 5.30 a. m. (Sent 6 a. m.)

Brigadier-General MARTINDALE,

Commanding:

A second division of the Sixth Corps was ordered here last night by General Butler. As soon as it arrives it will relieve you, and the commanding general directs that on being relieved your proceed with the troops of the Eighteenth Corps, under your command, to Bermuda Hundred and report for further orders to Major-General Butler. When you are relieved and are ready to march to join General Butler please report the fact.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 19, 1864 - 7.15 a. m.

Brigadier General J. H. MARTINDALE,

Commanding, &c.,

GENERAL: I am directed by the commanding general to say that Russell's division, Sixth Corps, will relieve only Hinks' division, Eighteenth Corps. Further instructions will be given respecting the remaining troops of the Eighteenth Corps under your command. Russel's division is placed under your orders until the arrival of Major-General Wright. As soon as Hinks' division is relieved you will direct it to proceed to Bermuda Hundred and report to Major-General Butler.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.