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position over night unless he is re-enforced by 200 men. I have notified Colonel Plaisted to have the men ready in case you wish to send them, and sent word to Colonel Hill that he will fall back at night if the position is unsafe, unless he is re-enforced.

JAS. M. BARNARD, JR.,

First Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 22, 1974-9.30 p.m.

General FOSTER, Jones' Neck:

General Grant wishes to know what that firing is on your front, and if the Eleventh Maine still holds that position. Please answer quick.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, VA., July 22, 1864.

(Received 10.20 p.m.)

General WEITZEL:

The firing is below us. The gun-boats have been all the p.m. shelling around Colonel Hill's position. His men fell back from the position taken at dark by my orders, as I had not men to re-enforce them sufficiently.

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, VA., July 22, 1864.

General WEITZEL:

GENERAL: Captain Lubey informs me that another engineer officer is to come to this place to take charge of the new bridge. I would respectfully request that no other captain of engineers be sent to this place. Captain Lubey's company is sufficient to construct and take care of both bridges.

Your friend,

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 22, 1864.

General FOSTER, Jones' Neck:

All right. Tell Captain Lubey I will order, as he desires, that company not to go, or to return if it has started or got there.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 78.

Deep Bottom, Va., July 22, 1864.

I. The brigadier-general commanding takes pleasure in acknowledging the value and importance of the service (to the command) rendered