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SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field,

June 25, 1864.

I. The dismounted cavalry [excepting the First Maryland] and the batteries of the Second Division are temporarily attached to the Third Division, and will report to Brigadier General O. S. Ferry.

By order of Brigadier General W. T. H. Brooks:

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS, June 25, 1864.

Brigadier-General FOSTER, Deep Bottom:

General Sheridan was attacked last evening near Charles City Court-House, losing heavily, and has fallen back to Wilson's Wharf. Keep a good lookout for the enemy from below.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

[JUNE 25, 1864.]

Brigadier-General FOSTER:

Three of Terry's regiments went to Sheridan since midnight. Until they return nothing can be sent you unless you are pressed by the enemy.

By order of Brigadier-General Brooks:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JUNE 25, 1864.

Brigadier-General FOSTER:

Send the Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania without waiting for the remainder of the cavalry. You must manage without them.

By order of Brigadier-General Brooks:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant-General.

JUNE 25, 1864.

Brigadier-General FOSTER:

The dismounted cavalry are passing here to join you.

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, near Curtis', Va., June 25, 1864.

Colonel J. B. HOWELL,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you occupy that portion of the line from the center of the swamp to Battery No. 4. That portion of the line in the swamp will be but thinly manned.

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

A. TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.