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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

August 12, 1864 - 6.15 p. m.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The following dispatch has just been received and is respectfully forwarded:

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION,

August 12, 1864 - 6 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

A heavy column of dust is seen west and northwest of railroad junction, moving toward Richmond.

A. G. SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

Very respectfully, &c.,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 100. In the Field, August 12, 1864.

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5. The Ninth U. S. Colored Troops will report for duty to Brigadier General William Birney, U. S. Volunteers, and will form, with the other regiments under General Birney's command, a separate brigade.

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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 12, 1864.

Brigadier General A. H. TERRY,

Commanding First Division, Tenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you send the major of the Sixteenth New York Heavy Artillery to Dutch Gap, to report to Major Lodlow, of General Butler's staff, immediately.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. W. WMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., August 12, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Major T. J. Strong, commanding Sixteenth New York Heavy Artillery, who will report to Major Ludlow, as within ordered, immediately.

By order of Brigadier General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.