HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,
August 13, 1864-11.05 p. m.
Tenth Army Corps:
I agree it is your right to go, but it is the duty of somebody to stay. The lieutenant-general particularly designed you this morning to me. I appreciate your wishes as a soldier. I wish we could all go, but the path of duty is not always along the road of inclination. Motives of personal friendship made me consent that you should stay.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION, TENTH CORPS,
Bermuda Hundred, Va., August 13, 1864.
Captain ADRIAN TERRY,
Assistant Adjutant-General, First Division:
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report this command ready to march, except filling haversacks and striking tents. The brigade will march with about the following numbers; entire accuracy is impossible:
On march Left in invalid camp. Regiment Officers Men Officers Men
7th Connecticut 15 393 2 30
7th New Hampshire 20 359 ....... 38
6th Connecticut 14 500 4 40
3rd New Hampshire 20 452 1 49
16th New York Heavy 5 244 5 50
Total 74 1,948 12 207
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOS. R. HAWLEY,
Colonel Seventh Connecticut Volunteers, Commanding Brigade.
GENERAL ORDERS. HEADQUARTERS THIRD BRIGADE,
SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,
Numbers 5. Near Hatcher's, Va., August 13, 1864.
In obedience to instruction of from corps headquarters the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Third Brigade, Second Division, Tenth Army Corps. The brigade staff will remain the same as heretofore announced.
F. A. OSBORN,
Colonel Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,
Bland's House, August 13, 1864-9 a. m.
Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:
I have to report that all is quiet in front of the line from Sinai Church to Cocke's Mill this morning. No pickets of the enemy in sight. This