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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

Near Jones' Landing, Va., July 15, 1864.

Colonel WEST,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you hold your command in readiness to march at a moment's notice, provided with three days' rations and sixty rounds of ammunition per man.

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

M. J. ASCH,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Colonel S. P. Spear, commanding Second Brigade.)

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Fort Powhatan, Va., July 15, 1864.

Brigadier General G. WEITZEL,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Your telegram of July 14 received at 7 a.m. this day. I put every available man on engineer fatigue till I received General Orders, No. 6, from division headquarters, requiring me to drill in school of soldier and company at least three hours per day and one hour additional in battalion drill. I soon after received from brigade headquarters a time table for these drills, dividing them between the a.m. and p.m. This I soon got modified on application to General Marston, so as to allow me to do fatigue duty a.m. and all the drilling p.m. Since then I have been furnishing in the a.m. all the men for engineer fatigue requested by Lieutenant Baldwin.

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

G. S. INNIS,

Colonel 133rd Regiment Ohio National Guard, Commanding Post.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 15, 1864-11.30 a.m.

Colonel INNIS,

Fort Powhatan:

The general commanding directs that you suspend all drills at your post until all the engineering operations are complete. You will put every man not on picket or other military duty on fatigue daily, to work at least eight hours per day until the work is finished. The general commanding further directs that you notify General Marston of this order. The work must be finished at once for the sake of General Grant's whole army.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 15, 1864.

Lieutenant BALDWIN,

Fort Powhatan:

Colonel Innis has been directed to put every available man on engineer fatigue duty, to work at least eight hours daily. Drills are suspended.

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