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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., June 22, 1864.*

Brigadier-General STANNARD:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that should the night be obscured and foggy at least one rank of men in the first line be kept constantly awake, with guns in their hands, until daylight. A staff officer to be sent to these headquarters to report compliance with these orders.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. RUSSELL, JR.,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Generals Martindale and Hinks.)

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., June 22, 1864.

Colonel J. H. HOLMAN,

Commanding First U. S. Colored Troops:

COLONEL: Pursuant to instructions from corps headquarters you will proceed with you regiment to a point near the Walthall house, and place it in a position to support the 20-pounder battery near that house. You will also have the command of the picket guard along the Appomattox.

By command of Brigadier General E. W. Hinks:

SOLON A. CARTER,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 56.

In the Field, Va., June 22, 1864.

Owing to the exigencies of the service, in the case of this corps, Brigadier-General Neill is hereby announce as inspector-general of this corps.

The unorganized condition of this command, owing to the continued marches and battles they have been through, has rendered it impossible to effect a thorough and efficient organization of this department; General Neill is, therefore, announced to fill this position, as being the most suitable available officer.

By command of Major-General Smith:

WM. RUSSELL, JR.,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

BATCHELDER'S CREEK, June 22, 1864.

Brigadier-General PALMER:

The cavalryman reports that Captain Green's command subsequently at 3 a.m., joined the column. That the colonel detained the column about two hours after he first attacked the enemy. He says that nothing has been heard of Lieutenant-Colonel Hitchcock, who had another detach-

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*Same instructions repeated June 23.

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