HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,
No. 25. In the Field, Fussell's Mill, Va., August 19, 1864.
The major-general commanding congratulates the Tenth Army Corps on its success. It has on each occasion, when ordered, broken the enemy's strong lines, and has captured, during this short campaign, 4 siege guns, protected by the most captured, during this short campaign, 4 siege guns, protected by the most formidable works, 6 colors, and many prisoners. It has proved itself worthy of its old Wagner and Sumter renown. Much fatigue, patience, and heroism may still be demanded of it, but the major-general commanding is confident of the response. To the colored troops recently added to us and fighting with us the major-general commanding tenders his thanks for their uniform good conduct and soldierly bearing, setting a good example to our veterans by the entire absence of straggling on the march.
By command of Major General D. B. Birney:
ED. W. SMITH,
SPECIAL ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,
August 19, 1864.
Brigadier General J. W. Turner, commanding Second Division, will assume command of the troops at Deep Bottom.
By order of Major-General Birney:
ED. W. SMITH,
HDQRS. SECOND DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,
No. 75. Near Hatcher's, Va., August 19, 1864.
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2. Pursuant to instructions from headquarters Tenth Army Corps, Brigadier General J. W. Turner hereby assumes command of the troops at Deep Bottom, Va.
By order of Brigadier-General Turner:
ISRAEL R. SEALY,
Captain, Forty-seventh New York Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
HDQRS. SECOND CAVALRY BRIGADE, KAUTZ'S DIVISION,
August 19, 1864 - 4 p. m.
ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, WARREN'S CORPS:
SIR: In obedience to verbal orders from the commanding general, I have the honor to report that my headquarter are on the railroad at Perkins' house, south of the general's quarters about one mile.
I am, sir, with high respect, your obedient servant,
SAML. P. SPEAR,
Colonel Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, Commanding Brigade.
August 19, 1864 - 8.30 p. m.
Lieutenant Colonel F. T. LOCKE,
SIR: About the center of my line was charged at 8 o'clock by one company of rebel cavalry and the enemy handsomely repulsed. I send