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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 18, 1864-3.40 p. m.

Major-General ORD,

Commanding Eighteenth Corps:

Your dispatch in reference to reserve is received. The commanding general wishes you to exercise your own discretion in the matter. The last dispatch from General Warren dated 11 a. m.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 18, 1864-9.50 p. m.

Major-General ORD,

Commanding Eighteenth Corps:

The major-general commanding thinks your reserve of 1,500 men might be sent to General Parke's front and relieve some of his troops which he will send at once to General warren. Please communicate with General Parke, who is advised of this and the reserves as soon as practicable.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 18, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

Some of enemy's sharpshooters on opposite bank of Appomattox reported withdrawn this p. m. at 4 o'clock. Telegram to send reserve of 1,500 to relieve part of Ninth Corps received. Will send them.

ORD.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 18, 1864-11.15 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

I have telegraphed to General Parke to send an officer to show my reserve the ground they are to occupy. The troops ar ready to march. Difficulty in finding the ground and other delays will make it 2 or 3 o'clock before Parke's men will be relieved.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

August 18, 1864-10 p. m.

General PARKE:

I am directed to send you my reserve of 1,500 to relieve part of your corps. How much space will they have to occupy and who will show it to them?

ORD.

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