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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 16, 1864.

General W. T. H. BROOKS,

Tenth Corps.

Two of your regiments are on the ground Paine is to occupy on the left. Paine's regiment is there waiting for yours to move. The latter refuses to do so till night. It is cool and pleasant enough now. Can't you start them?

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 16, 1864.

General WEITZEL:

I will have those regiments moved. Is there any person about your headquarters who wants to buy a fine horse or two?

W. T. H. BROOKS.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 16, 1864.

General WEITZEL:

I have notice of acceptance of my resignation. Who will relieve me?

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 16, 1864.

Brigadier General W. T. H. BROOKS,

Tenth Army Corps:

General Humphreys will be your successor. The commanding general directs that you turn over your command to General Terry, the next in rank.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, July 16, 1864.

Brigadier General A. H. TERRY,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that special vigilance be observed along your lines to-night and to-morrow morning.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

In pursuance of instructions from corps headquarters the line of defenses will be manned at taps, the troops to be allowed to sleep in the works and to return to camp half an hour after sunrise to-morrow, if at that time there is no alarm at the front.