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II. The Second Brigade, Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, Colonel Molineaux commanding, will hold itself in readiness to re-enforce Brigade-General Foster at Deep Bottom if necessary.

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VII. The Eighteenth Indiana Volunteers will proceed at once and report to Brigadier General R. S. Foster at Deep Bottom. Quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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IX. The detachment of Sixteenth New York Artillery, under command of Major T. H. Strong, lately arrived at Bermuda Hundred, will proceed and report to Major General D. B. Birney, commanding Tenth Army Corps.

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XVIII. Brigadier General A. V. Kautz, commanding Cavalry Division, will dismount his men and send them to report to Major General D. B. Birney, commanding Tenth Army Corps, at daylight to-morrow (Thursday) morning. They will be in readiness to move when called for.

By command of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 27, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

The following just received from General Foster:

I have advanced my line and now hold the Ruffin house. From appearances the enemy is falling back, as though General Hancock had turned their works.

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

July 27, 1864-9 a. m.

Major-General BIRNEY:

The commanding general directs that you instruct your pickets at once to watch closely and report immediately all movements of the enemy in our immediate front. It would be well to keep a staff officer near the picket-line.

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 27, 1864. (Received 9.20 a. m.)

General WEITZEL:

Dispatch received. Will keep you promptly advised on my entire front. All are on the alert.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.