War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0110 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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bear on the iron-clads let her try it. The mortar in Battery Wilcox [had] better bear upon Howlett's house. Perhaps the gun at Battery Parsons can reach the iron-clads. A reserve light battery, if thrown forward on the bank of the river below the Crow's Nest, would sweep Dutch Gap from any land attack by infantry, by you can best judge of this by being on the spot.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 98. In the Field, August 10, 1864.

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5. The One hundred and thirtieth Ohio National Guard will proceed without delay to Fort Powhatan, relieving the One hundred and thirty-third Ohio National Guard, now on duty here. Transportation will be furnished at Bermuda Landing. The One hundred and thirty-third Ohio National Guard, upon being relieved, will proceed upon the same transport to Washington, D. C.

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By command of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 10, 1864.

Brigadier General A. H. TERRY,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you have your command under arms at daybreak to-morrow morning and man the parapet.

Respectfully, &c.,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

Colonel F. B. Pond, Sixty-second Ohio Volunteers, commanding First Brigade, is charged with the execution of this order as far as it relates to his command.

by order of Brigadier General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Hatcher's, Va., August 10, 1864 - 11 p. m.

Colonel CURTIS,

Commanding Brigade:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you have your command under arms at daybreak to-morrow morning and man the parapet. Lieutenant-Colonel Coan's right will rest on Battery Numbers 4; your right will rest on his left.

Very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

Captain, Forty-seventh New York Vols., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General