War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0352 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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vigilance. The picket will be withdrawn under the corps officer of the day, and full instructions for the movement will be given in due time. The enemy are reported moving to our right, and great caution must be used.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 20, 1864-4.450 p.m.

The following movements of the troops are directed: First. At dark, precisely, the troops under Brigadier-General Birney will move by a road to be indicated by a staff officer from these headquarters. Second. The batteries will follow and keep closed up. Third. General Terry's division will follow the batteries and act, if necessary, as a rear guard. Fourth. The corps pickets will be withdrawn exactly at 10 p.m., and follow under the direction of the corps officer of the day acting as a rear guard. Fifth. The corps will mass on the cleared ground near the bridge and remain in position until Major-General Hancock has crossed, each command will march to its former camp. Brigadier-General Foster will relieve Lieutenant-Colonel Coan and his brigade, at Deep Bottom. Sixth. Lieutenant-Colonel Washburn with his cavalry will bring up the rear, seeing that all stragglers are kept up.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 20, 1864.

Brigadier-General TERRY,

Commanding First Division:

The major-general commanding directs that you leave General Foster with his command in the works on his side of the river until morning, when he will cross and proceed to his old camp, relieving Lieutenant-Colonel Coan.

Respectfully,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 10TH ARMY CORPS,

No. 76.

Near Hatcher's, Va., August 20, 1864.

1. Major Strong, Sixteenth Heavy Artillery, New York Volunteers, will report with his command to Colonel N. M. Curtis, commanding First Brigade, Second Division, Tenth Army Corps, without delay.

By order of Brigadier General J. W. Turner:

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

Captain, Forty-seventh New York Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General