War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0188 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864-12.50 p. m.

Brigadier General WILLIAM BIRNEY:

The major-general commanding directs that your order Colonel Osborn to occupy the crossing of the Kingsland and Varina roads. A staff officer has been sent to conduct him to the point.

Respectfully,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864.

Brigadier General William Birney will detail a colonel of his command for corps-officer of the day to report at once at these headquarters. General Birney will cause such a distribution to be made of the force left in the intrenchments as best to provide for the safety of the position, paying especial attention to the left of the line. He is authorized to reduce the force to one regiment.

By order of Major General D. B. Birney;

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864-5.30 p. m.

[General TERRY:]

Advance your skirmishers at once, and make close connection with the picket-line of the Second Corps. You will make a decided demonstration.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864.

Brigadier-General TERRY,

Commanding First Division:

It is reported by an officer of General Foster's staff that there is a battery at the Grover house unsupported.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864. (Received 3.40 p. m.)

General TURNER:

The detachment of the Twenty-ninth Connecticut Volunteers will report to Brigadier-General Turner, commanding line of entrenchments, who will place upon the line.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.