captain who have fallen since the 1st of May, in order that the forts and batteries on the line may be named after them. Please furnish them as quickly as possible.
Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.
(Copy to commanding general Eighteenth Army Corps.)
July 13, 1864
The only officer above the rank of captain who has been killed since May 1 is Lieutenant Colonel W. P. Spofford, Eleventh Regiment Maine Volunteers.
W. T. H. BROOKS.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, July 13, 1864-10.05 p.m.
I am instructed by the general commanding to inform you that his scout reports a fatigue party of about fifty men of the enemy's at work upon the salient directly in front of the lone cedar tree. Please send word to Lieutenant-Colonel Coan that they are on the right of his front also. Let your pickets open upon them.
By direction of General Turner:
ISRAEL R. SEALY,
Captain, Forty-seventh New York Vols., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Hatcher's, Va., July 13, 1864
Brigadier General O. S. FERRY. Commanding Third Division:
GENERAL: In reply to your communication of this morning relative to the disposition of troops on the picket-line I am directed by the brigadier-general commanding to say that in making the new arrangements the 400 men spoken of by you as already present on the line did not enter into the calculation. The intention was that the 200 men from General Terry, re-enforced by at least 200 from your own command and as many more as you might deem necessary, should constitute the whole force on that line. The brigadier-general commanding directs that the arrangement suggested in your letter be adopted.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
ED. W. SMITH,
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS.
July 13, 1864
Heavy trains, and several of them, were run during the night into the city of Petersburg from Richmond. Very heavy firing during the night; supposed to be on the front of the Second or Fifth Corps.
J. H. MARTINDALE,