DEEP BOTTOM, VA., July 18, 1864.
Please send Captain Eaton, engineer in charge at this post, 100 axes. We need them very much. Most of the axes here are without helves and must be sent to depot.
R. S. FOSTER,
JULY 18, 1864 - 9 a. m.
Is there any fighting going on the left? We think we hear something, but we are not certain.
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, July 18, 1864.
Acting Chief of Staff:
I think you are mistaken about fighting. Everything here, and as far as I can learn, is very quiet.
J. H. MARTINDALE,
[JULY 18, 1864.]
I am instructed by the brigadier-general commanding to inform you that Colonel duncan's brigade will relieve the troops in your second line this evening after dark. The general directs that you make your dispositions accordingly.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
ISRAEL R. SEALY,
Captain, Forty-seventh New York Vols., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
(Same to Lieutenant-Colonel Coan.)
HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., July 18, 1864.
Commanding OFFICER DETCHT. SECOND U. S. COLORED CAV.,
Near Rushmore House:
You will at once proceed with the detachment under your command down the river to the Mills to the support of Captain Ludlow's battery of the Fifth U. S. Artillery. You will report at these headquarters the strength of your detachment, and if more troops are needed they will be furnished from the other detachment of your regiment stationed near the Beasley house.
By command of Colonel J. H. Holman:
SOLON A. CARTER,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.