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HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Deep Bottom, Va., July 27, 1864-10 a. m.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL,

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

General Hancock has his line perpendicular to the New Market and Malvern Hill road, pushing up the road, his right resting on what he thinks is the New Market road. He appears to have turned the enemy's works on their left. The enemy are falling back toward Chaffin's Bluff. I am pushing my line near the Ruffin house and shall try and drive the enemy into their entrenchments, taking good care of my lines.

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.

(Same to General Birney.)

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 27, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. FOSTER, Jones' Neck:

Your dispatch received. All right. Go in, but don't lose your bridges by it.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 27, 1864-11.15 a. m.

Brigadier-General FOSTER, Jones' Neck:

Your dispatch received. I have ordered the Eighteenth Indiana, of the Third Division of the Nineteenth Corps, Colonel Washburn commanding, to report to you, to take the place of Currie's brigade.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. 3rd Brigadier, 1ST DIV., 10TH A. C.,

Numbers 82. Deep Bottom., Va., July 27, 1864.

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II. Colonel L. D. H. Currie, commanding Third Brigade, First Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, will march with his command to Bermuda Hundred immediately. Colonel Currie will report in person at department headquarters for written instructions.

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By order of Brigadier-General Foster:

P. A. DAVIS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, VA., July 27, 1864.

General WEITZEL:

SIR: I have received orders from General Foster to report to department headquarters. I will report as soon as my brigades is in motion and in that vicinity; about 3 p. m., I hope.

L. D. H. CURRIE,

Colonel, &c.

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