HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864.
I think your divisions will be up in ample time. Let each commandeer stop at my headquarters as he passes and I think all will be right, and so you will push them past as fast as possible.
A. E. BURNSIDE,
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864 - 10.25 p.m.
Between 12 and 1 o'clock, I think, before all reach you. The colored troops have partly started, under Colonel Ames.
E. O. C. ORD,
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864 - 11.15 p. m.
General Turner has started. Stannard's division, now with Carr, will start in a few minutes. Carr has left to report to you in person. Ames will follow Turner and camp near him.
E. O. C. ORD,
(Same to General Burnside.)
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS, July 29, 1864.
Chief of Artillery, Armies near Richmond:
The orders are all right. Have had them carried out. Better tell Warren to have his rifles and sharpshooters on the watch to give enemy a blizzard when they raise up to see the burst.
ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864.
I. General Mott, with his division, having reported for the purpose, now occupying the trenches or in reserve, under Generals Turner, Ames, and Stannard, including the part of the Third Division, Colored Infantry, which has just been assigned to General Carr - this to-night as soon as it is dark enough to move without being seen by the enemy.
II. General Carr will give directions ot the First Division (Stannard's) to fall far enough to the rear to march with safety, and proceed by the nearest route to thye place in trenches, now occupied by Burnside's corps, to which they may be assigned. A staff officer will be sent to General Burnham to show him where to take the division.