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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864.

Major DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

How many colored regiment are there on the left of the line?

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 14, 1864.

Brigadier General J. W. TURNER:

There are five colored regiments this side of the Appomattox.

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864.

Major DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to request that the commanding officers of the colored regiments on the left be ordered to report to me, in order that I may assign them to positions on the line, if necessary.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, August 14, 1864.

I. Colonel Curtis' line will extend from the river to Battery Numbers 5, and include the present picket-line occupied by his brigade.

II. Lieutenant-Colonel Washburn, Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry, will report for duty to Colonel Curtis with his command without delay.

By order of Brigadier-General Turner;

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

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

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, August 14, 1864.

Colonel SAMUEL A. DUNCAN,

Commanding Colored Regiments this side of Appomattox:

You will report in person to Brigadier General J. W. Turner, at present in command of the defenses on this line, and dispose of your troops in accordance with his directions until further orders.

By command of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.