War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0380 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 21, 1864.

The troops of this command will be held in readiness to move during the night in light marching order, without knapsacks. They will take one day's rations and coffee in the canteens.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864.

Brigadier-General TERRY:

The major-general commanding directs that General Foster's command be held in readiness to move and join his division, except his cavalry and two infantry regiments. The garrisons of the redoubts will be relieved and march with their regiments.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864.

Brigadier-General FOSTER,

Deep Bottom:

Have all your troops, except cavalry and two regiments of infantry to garrison the works, ready to march to your division. Orders in due course will reach you.

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, August 21, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Everything is now n its former position. The pontoon was replaced before daylight. This morning both pontoons below the creek are taken away. Lieutenant-Colonel Coan is about leaving at this time. The enemy tried Colonel Coan's pickets about daylight on the right in small force.

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864.

Brigadier-General TURNER,

Commanding Second Division:

The major-general commanding directs that you cause the colored troops on the line to be relieved and sent to their brigade.

Respectfully,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.