War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0208 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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a night attack, I will postpone it until morning. I will make a vigorous one at daylight with your permission. We have driven the enemy's skirmishers back, but as yet have found no entrenchments.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 15, 1864-3.55 p.m.

Captain BRISCOE:

Brigadier-General Birney is on the point of attacking on your left. If you are not pressed by the enemy move back and report to him. If there is any enemy in your immediate front attack them. You need have no fear for your left flank.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 15, 1864.

Captain BRISCOE:

Bring back your command to the line.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 15, 1864-1.10 p.m.

Major-General Hancock hopes we will be able to capture a few prisoners in order to get information. If any are taken, sent them here immediately.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 15, 1864.

Cover your line with your own skirmishers, and look out for both your flank.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 15, 1864-6.30 p.m.

Division commanders will see that their lines are well picketed during the night and that the line is connected along its whole extent.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.