War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0248 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C.

Numbers 191.

In the Field, Va., July 14, 1864.

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VII. The One hundred and thirty-eighth Regiment Ohio National Guard will proceed without delay to Cherrystone, Eastern Shore of Virginia, and take post there to guard the telegraph station.

VIII. Brigadier General W. T. H. Brooks, commanding Tenth Army Corps, will order six companies of some 100-days' regiment now on his line, under a field officer, to proceed at once to Spring Hill, relieving the under a field officer, to proceed at once to Spring Hill, relieving the One hundred and thirty-eighth Ohio National Guard. Two companies of the above six will relieve the two companies of the One hundred and thirty-eighth now on duty with Colonel H. L. Abbot, at Broadway.

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By command of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 14, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Major Duane wishes to know if you cannot place your mortars yourself. I have just ordered Colonel Allcock to detail two officers to superintend to-night the construction of battery for heavy guns under direction of Captain Mendell. Your telegram to Colonel Allcock has been sent him.

H. J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.

BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 14, 1864-2 p.m.

Brigadier-General HUNT:

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

I will place the mortars if you desire it. I shall be at your headquarters early to-morrow morning. My 100-days' men were relieved to-day, which has caused me trouble to-day.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 14, 1864-11.30 a.m.

General BROOKS,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

Have you any prisoners or deserters? If so, the commanding-general desires some information that may be obtained from them. Please answer.

JOHN I. DAVENPORT,

Lieutenant and Acting Aide-de-Camp, Provost-Marshal.