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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 25, 1864-7.15 p.m.

General WEITZEL,

Chief of Staff:

Will send prisoners without delay. I still hold crest and

picket-line on the New Market and Malvern road. There is an appearance of activity on part of enemy not noticed before, slashing,&c. I sent two sections artillery to General Foster.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 18.

In the Field, near Hatcher's, Va., July 25, 1864.

I. The design adopted for the badge of this corps is the trace of a four-bastioned fort, of the pattern in the office of the chief quartermaster, and will be worn on the top of the cap or the side of the that by all the officers and enlisted men of the corps. The badge will be cut from red cloth for First Division, white cloth for Second Division, and blue cloth for Third Division. Commanding officers will see that requisitions are made to supply the troops in their respective commands, and that the badge is constantly worn.

II. The acting chief quartermaster will procure at once, by requisition or purchase, the cloth to supply the badge to divisions, and stencils to cut the cloth and also mark the transportation of the corps. The transportation will be marked with the letter in large size, and in the division color.

By command of Major General D. B. Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Deep Bottom, Va., July 25, 1864-7.45 [a.m.]

Brigadier-General WEITZELL,

Chief of Staff:

I should like to have you send me 100 or 150 more axes. I have slashing on both sides of Four-Mile-Creek that is important; should be done as soon as possible. I can supply the men.

Respectfully, yours,

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 25, 1864-6.20 p.m.

Brigadier-General FOSTER,

Deep Bottom:

Do you still hold the crest and picket across the New Market road? Are there any changes indicating an increased force of the enemy?

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.