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Gibbon's division, Second Corps, has reported to me and can occupy the position you have held, and the force under Brigadier-General Birney is ready for your support if needed.

Respectfully,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General TERRY:

The major-general commanding directs that such of your troops as have become disorganized and are not in line take the intrenching tools and throw up rifle-pits here on the crest.

Respectfully,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 16, 1864-2.45 p.m.

Brigadier-General TERRY:

Nearly all the troops have now been sent in that can be spared. The major-general commanding directs me to say that he depends on you to see to it that they are not piled up but well developed, especially to the right and connecting with the mill-pond on the left. Use abatis and eery available obstruction in your front-rails, logs, and barricades. Get the troops ready to make an assault.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 16, 1864-6.30 p.m.

[Brigadier-General TERRY:]

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to inform you that there will be no attack to-night. You will, as soon as you can without confusion, assemble the different parts of your command under their proper commanders, bringing the parts of brigades now separate together.

Respectfully,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS, Deep Run, August 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General TURNER:

Terry assaulted at 9 a.m., supported by Birney. Carried the enemy's works handsomely, and afterward got out of ammunition and had to leave the main line with heavy loss. Osborn slightly wounded. Plimton and Walrath killed,* with many others.

Yours, &c.,

ED. W. SMITH.

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*Walrath was wounded, not killed.

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