War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0584 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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General Hancock is doing same on the right. As Foster garrisons lower side demonstrations will be weak. Casualties in this corps on 26th and 27th about fifty.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 28, 1864.

General WEITZEL,

Chief of Staff:

General Foster has telegraphed to you his position should Second Corps withdraw. I have answered him that Birge's brigade will doubtless remain for the present, and two brigades should hold the works.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, VA., July 28, 1864.

General BIRNEY:

General Birge says his regimental commanders disobeyed orders. The delay has not been of any consequence as General Hancock is waiting for the cavalry to operate. The enemy are very strongly intrenched in his front. General Foster is waiting for General Hancock before making any demonstration.

J. C. BRISCOE,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 28, 1864.

General BIRNEY:

GENERAL: General Birge crossed in good time.

J. E. SWEET,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 84. In the Field, Va., July 28, 1864.

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IV. Colonel J. B. Howell, Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanding First Brigade, having received leave of absence on account of illness, Colonel Francis B. Pond, Sixty-second Ohio Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the brigade during the absence of Colonel Howell.

By order of Brigadier General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Deep Bottom, July 28, 1864-8.40 a.m.

Major General D. B. BIRNEY,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

I made no demonstration against the enemy this morning at daybreak, as directed in your dispatch. I saw Major-General Hancock at