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inform you of the time of withdrawing this brigade, so that you can make any further dispositions you deem necessary for the safety of your right.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, August 18, 1864-12 m.

Brigadier-General TURNER,

Commanding Line of Intrenchments:

Warren moved this morning at 8.30, the enemy's pickets falling back before him.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 18, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel KENSEL, Chief of Staff:

Our casualties last night were 5 men killed, 1 officer and 14 men wounded.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 18, 1864-2.25 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

It is nothing but and mortar practice, with no definite aim that I can tell.*

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 18, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

The enemy's fire was principally on our reserve camp in the rear. Owing to the men being in the trenches, the loss was slight-5 men killed, 1 officer and 14 men wounded.+

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

august 18, 1864. (Received 2.40 p. m.)

General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

I have in reserve three small brigades, principally colored. Shall I put them under arms?

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

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*In answer to Humphreys of 2.20 a. m.; see p. 278.

+In answer to Humphreys of 10.30 a. m.; see p. 279.

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