War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0682 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864-11 a. m.

General WEITZEL:

Foster holds lower bridge-head with 150 men. Officer of day at 9.15 reported enemy advancing on his center near the Grover house. Gunboats are shelling the woods.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864.

Major DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Foster reports troops in his front and right, marching off in direction of Chaffin's Bluff. Have a deserter from Heth's division, Cooke's brigade, from Foster's front.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864-2.50 p. m.

Major DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The signal officer reports constant passing of troops across the river going west with a proportion of artillery. Foster has taken another deserter, who reports all of Hill's corps, except one brigade, and part of Longstreet's in his front at daylight, with orders to march at a moment's notice. All quiet in his front.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

I send you a very intelligent prisoner captured in an effort to exchange papers. He belongs to Pickett's division. He is not a willing, but I think a very intelligent, fellow.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, July 30, 1864-7 p. m.

Major-General BIRNEY:

The necessity of keeping your command ready to march is over. Let it resume its original position. This is by direction of the major-general commanding.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.