War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0330 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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everything I could to prevent the acceptance of your resignation, although at the same time I yielded to the reasons personal to yourself that you presented. I had hoped you might be retained in your profession for the service of the country. She can ill afford to spare so good a soldier; but you have decided otherwise, and perhaps, for yourself, wisely and justly, however unfortunately for her. It only remains, then, to say farewell! a sad, sad word, which parts with a friend, for such I shall take leave to hold you, although till recently a stranger. Wherever you may go take with you the best wishes of

Yours, most truly,

BENJ. F. BUTTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 15. In the Field, near Hatcher's, Va., July 18, 1864.

The undersigned hereby relinquishes the command of the corps to Brigadier General A. H. Terry.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 16. In the Field, near Hatcher's, Va., July 18, 1864.

In obedience to Special Orders, No. 61, current series, from headquarters Armies of the United States, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Tenth Army Corps.

A. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, July 18, 1864 - 9.50 p. m.

General TERRY:

That order relative to sending troops to Washington does not include 100-days' men.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

July 18, 1864. (Sent 10.23 a.m.)

Brigadier General R. S. FOSTER,

Jones' Neck:

In the course of the next four or five days two divisions (say 10,000 men) of the Nineteenth Corps will come to Deep Bottom to encamp. The general commanding directs that you or one of your staff officers select the best position for these troops for defense, water, and comfort, and suggest it to the brigade and division commanders as they arrive, you being best acquainted with the ground.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.