War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0540 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

July 27, 1864-11.15 a. m. (Received 11.20 a. m.)

Major-General BIRNEY:

i have ordered the Eighteenth Indiana Regiment of the Third Division, Nineteenth Corps, to report to Foster to take the place of Currie's brigade. I have done this without going through you to save time. Hancock is getting along well on the other side.

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 27, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Tenth Corps:

Have ordered 700 men of the Sixteenth New York Heavy Artillery to report to you for disposition. They belong to the eighteenth corps.

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 27, 1864.

General WEITZEL,

Chief of Staff:

The heavy artillery regiment has not reported to me. Has it left its camp?

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

July 27, 1864-12 m.

Major General D. B. BIRNEY:

It is at Bermuda Hundred; just arrived. Has been ordered to report to you. Better send a dispatch to hurry it up.

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

July 27, 1864-10.45 p. m. (Received 10.55 p. m.)

Major General D. B. BIRNEY:

The commanding general directs that your order Molineux's brigade, of the Nineteenth corps, and the Sixteenth New York Heavy Artillery to take the position occupied by Birge's brigade, and that your order Birge, with his brigade, to report to General Hancock. Birge must cross the pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom just at daylight. There must be no delay. He must move in light marching order. Send a staff officer to insure this. The commanding general further directs that your order General Foster to make as vigorous demonstration as possible