eral commanding directs that you place this brigade in reserve near that part of the line between Batteries 4 and 7-in other words, close to and behind the 100-days' men.
Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field, July 21, 1864-6.48 p. m.
Commanding Tenth Corps:
Has General Birge brought his brigade up? If he has not, see that it comes up before tattoo. General Butler expects mischief on our front.
HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 21, 1864-7.45 p. m.
Acting Chief of Staff:
General Birge's brigade has not yet reported. The general himself is now here. He will return to Bermuda at once and bring up his men as soon as possible.
A. H. TERRY,
JULY 21, 1864. (Sent 9.10 p. m.)
I have applied for material to throw another bridge, so as to enable re-enforcements to reach the Eleventh Maine. This will take some time, however, and in the meantime I think General Foster must act as his judgment dictates; he being on the ground is the best judge. He should not risk that regiment too much. Please give him these instructions.
HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 21, 1864.
(Received 9.15 p. m.)
Are your anticipations of trouble on your front sufficiently strong to render it advisable for the troops to lie in the trenches to-night?
A. H. TERRY,