War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0088 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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JORDAN'S HOUSE, August 8, 1864.

Picket-firing on Ninth and Eighteenth Corps lines. Large columns of black smoke rising out of Woods on line of P[etersburg] and R[ichmond] Railroad, at a point north-north west of station. Dense volume of smoke commenced ascending suddenly from woods on left of lead-works, south-south west of station, on extreme left of Ninth Corps line. The whole range of hills and the town have been completely enveloped in smoke so that nothing could be observed with distinctness.

M.

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

By order:

WM. S. STRYKER,

First Lieutenant, Adjutant Signal Corps.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 212.

August 8, 1864.

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2. Brigadier General D. McM. Gregg, commanding cavalry, will at once increase to 150 men the detachment (100 men) ordered to be detailed from the Cavalry Corps as a guard for the general cattle herd near Coggins' Point, Va.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

List of batteries of volunteer service whose terms will empire during present year, with statement of number of recruits required, in addition to those that remain, to fill the batteries to maximum.

Batteries. To be mustered Number Number

out. of men of men

to required to

remain. fill

battery.

3rd Maine December 11, 134 13

1864

4th Maine December 21, 110 37

1864

A, 1st New Hampshire Sept.26, 1864 95 52

C, 1st Massachusetts September 5, 1864 63 84

E, 1st Massachusetts December 3, 71 76

1864

A, 1st Rhode Island June 6, 1864 60 87

B, 1st Rhode Island August 13, 46 101

1864

E, 1st Rhode Island Sept.30, 1864 71 76

C, 1st New York September 6, 1864 77 70

D, 1st New York September 6, 1864 112 35

E, 1st New York September 13, 1864 38 109

G, 1st New York September 22, 1864 140 7

H, 1st New York October 17, 1864 79 68

L, 1st New York October 25, 1864 125 22

11th New York Independent Jan. 6, 1865 70 77

12th New York Independent November 18, 1864 115 32

15th New York Independent Not known. ...... ......

A, 1st New Jersey August 12, 82 65

1864

B, 1st New Jersey September 3, 1864 108 39

D, Independent Pennsylvania Sept.24, 1864 121 26

H, 1st Ohio November 7, 1864 100 47

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Staff.

ARTILLERY HDQRS., ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 8, 1864.