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HEADQUARTERS FIRST CONNECTICUT ARTILLERY,

August 13, 1864.

Lieutenant B. P. LEARNED,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Siege Train:

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to report that yesterday, at 3 p. m., I arrived at Dutch Gap with a 100-pounder gun, which was taken to its position with the least possible delay. There were no preparations made for placing the gun in position; the parapet was about three feet high; no platform laid; no magazine yet commenced at dark last evening; yet it is expected by Major Ludlow to have the gun in position ready for service this morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. P. HATFIELD,

Captain, First Connecticut Artillery, Ordnance Officer, Siege Train.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. 2nd DIV., 10TH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 73. Near Hatcher's, Va., August 13, 1864.

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II. Colonel F. A. Osborn, Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, having reported, pursuant to instructions from headquarters Tenth Army Corps, is hereby assigned to the command of the Third Brigade of this division. The brigade staff of the Thirs Brigade will report to Colonel F. A. Osborn.

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By order of Brigadier-General Turner:

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

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

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 101. In the Field, August 13, 1864.

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5. Colonel F. A. Osborn, Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, is hereby ordered to report immediately to Brigadier General J. W. Turner, commanding Second Division, for assignment to duty in command of a brigade.

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By command of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

AUGUST 13, 1864-8.25 p. m.

Major-General BIRNEY:

Proceed as directed in verbal conference. Written instructions in accordance therewith are on the way to you.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

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