War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0036 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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and Bratton's brigades, besides three regiments of Wise's command, are in Foster's front. Wilcox's division is half at Chaffin's Bluff and rest at Petersburg. He seems to be well posted as to position of enemy.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 3, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding:

I knew of this Jew deserter in Maryland before he went South, and his statements are all true so far as he states of his previous history. Does not know of my personal knowledge of him.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 3, 1864-8.30 p. m.

Brigadier General A. H. TERRY,

Commanding First Division:

The following dispatch received from Spring Hill:

A column of troops, about 2,000 northwest of railroad junction, moving toward General Butler's front.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant, Signal Officer.

By order of Major-General Birney.

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, Hatcher's, Va., August 3, 1864.

Captain F. M. FOLLETT,

Fourth U. S. Artillery:

CAPTAIN: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to direct that you, as senior officer of artillery present for duty, assume command of the Artillery Brigade of his corps, and that you establish your headquarters in this vicinity.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, August 3, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER:

I have just sent to corps headquarters a very intelligent German by name of E. Adler, who deserted from the Fourth Alabama Regiment and came into my lines this morning. I think he can give you considerable information. His information agrees with that of other deserters regarding the force on my front. He says he saw dispatch