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GENERAL ORDERS,

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,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

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.

HEADQUARTERS, &C.,

August 19, 1864 - 8.30 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel F. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

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