War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0544 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 85. In the Field, July 27, 1864.

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2. The following changes are hereby ordered in the organization of the Second Division: The One hundred and fifteenth New York volunteers is transferred from the Second Brigade to the Third Brigade; the Ninety-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers is transferred from the Third Brigade to the Second Brigade.

3. The detachment of the Sixteenth New York Artillery, under command of Major T. H. Strong, will report to Brigadier General A. H. Terry, commanding First Division.

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By command of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Deep Bottom, July 27, 1864-7.20 a. m.

Brigadier General G. WEITZEL,

Chief of Staff, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina:

General Hancock advanced his skirmish line below the creek at 6.40 a. m. The enemy opened with three or four guns as his line advanced, and the musketry firing was quite sharp for some little time. All is quiet now, and the enemy appear to have fallen back. I am about to make a demonstration on this side to attract attention.

Respectfully, yours,

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier- General.

(Same to General Birney.)

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 27, 1864-7.45 a. m.

Brigadier General R. S. FOSTER,

Jones' Neck:

Send Currie's brigade, of the nineteenth Corps, to Bermuda Hundred at once. It is to embark direct for Washington. Order Colonel

Currie to report here for written orders.

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, VA., July 27, 1864-9 a. m.

(Received 9.15 a. m.)

General WEITZEL:

Colonel Currie has received his orders and will start with his brigade as soon as possible. General Hancock has captured four 32-pounder guns. Everything is progressing favorably.

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.