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SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 97. In the Field, August 9, 1864.

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2. The Ninth U. S. Colored Troops are hereby temporarily attached to the Second Division and will report to Brigadier General J. W. Turner, commanding.

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By command of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the field, Hatcher's, Va., August 9, 1864.

Brigadier General JOHN W. TURNER,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you send your smallest regiment to report at Crow's Nest, on the James River, to Major Ludlow, of General Butler's staff, at 2 p. m. to-day, for guard duty. The men will take their tents with them.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

August 10, 1864 - 5 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The following just received from General Crawford, and is forwarded for you information:

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,

August 10, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Private F. M. Crenshaw, Ninth Alabama, came into the lines of the Second Brigade yesterday morning, and says that the sappers and miners have been sought out in the different regiments of Mahone's division to work at mining; that a man of his company who has been employed recently at mining would not tell him the locality of the mine or anything concerning it, for the reason that he was bound to secrecy; that a citizen from Orange Court-House, where his regiment was quartered last winter, came down a week ago to see some acquaintances in the regiment and reported that Kershaw's division, of Longstreet's corps, had passed there en route for the valley.

I am, &c.,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 10, 1864 - 6 a. m.

General MEADE:

The telegraph line near Swan Point has been cut by a party of the enemy. I have sent 150 infantry down to Fort Powhatan to drive them away, but Colonel Innis, in command of the fort, reports them in too