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occupied, and in rear of the center of each brigade the reserves will be posted. This movement will commence immediately upon being relieved by General Burnham.

By order of Brigadier-General Ames:

CHARLES A. CARLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., July 31, 1864.

Brigadier General H. BURNHAM,

Commanding First Division, Eighteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: By direction of the general commanding, I am directed to inquire if any part of your command has been relieved to-night. You will report at once if anything of importance occurs on your line. Send a field report to me in the morning. You will not be relieved till to-night. If you have not rations send for them at once.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SOLON A. CARTER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., July 31, 1864.

Major WILLIAMS RUSSELL, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Eighteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of inquiry in regard to the position of troops of my command, and to inform you that the Second Brigade, of the Third Division, and Colonel Stevens' brigade, of the First Division, are still in the trenches, on General Burnside's front. I have sent a staff officer to conduct them to the camp designated upon their being relieved.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. B. CARR,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 31, 1864.

Brigadier General A. V. KAUTZ,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

The general commanding directs that you relieve the First Cavalry Division, which is now picketing on the left of the army in the vicinity of Lee's Mill. General Torbert will turn over, for your guidance, his instructions on the subject. Your command will move without delay.

Very respectfully,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

[JULY 31, 1864.-For the "effective strength" of the Union forces operating against Richmond, see Part I, p. 178.]