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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 31, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel SMITH:

Please inform the major-general that I have halted the division till 5 or 6 p.m. just this side of pontoon bridge. Three men have died from sunstroke, and thirty ambulances were unable to carry the men who have dropped by the wayside from the effects of the sun.

Respectfully,

JNumbers W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

DEEP BOTTOM, VA., July 31, 1864.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL,

Chief of Staff:

I have sent to you, through corps headquarters, a list of troops now on my front obtained, this a.m. from different deserters, whose stories substantiate each other. I also forwarded to corps headquarters a Richmond paper of the 29th, containing some interesting items. All quiet.

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCE, S

Fort Powhatan, Va., July 31, 1864.

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER TENTH ARMY CORPS:

Chief surgeon of this post reports over 200 men sick, and fifty of them should be sent away in order to preserve life, having only one single hospital tent, the balance of the covering nothing but pine brush, and in case of a rain the most of these sick will be without protection. Please send me a hospital boat immediately so that I can send them to Fortress Monroe.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. S. INNIS,

Colonel 133rd Regiment Ohio National Guard, Commanding Post.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 31, 1864. (Received 12.30 a.m.)

General WEITZEL:

Dispatch received,* and will be carried out as soon as possible.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 31, 1864-1.45 a.m.

General WEITZEL:

Having but one division for my whole line, my other divisions were left with General Burnside; it will take till daylight to relieve from my trenches Turner. If cars can be sent me the move can be hastened.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General, Commanding.

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*See Weitzel to Ord, 11 p.m., p. 687.

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