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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864.

Brigadier-General TURNER,

Commanding Second Division:

The major-general commanding particularly desires to have Curtis' brigade go entire, and he directs that you relieve it by one of your other brigades.

Respectfully,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864.

Colonel N. M. CURTIS,

Commanding Brigade:

COLONEL: I am instructed by the brigadier-general commanding to direct you to picket line the same as last night and from the same troops.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

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

HDQRS. FOURTH REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS CAVALRY, In the Field,

August 21, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that in obedience to orders from corps headquarters I reported for duty with my command to Brigadier-General Turner, on the evening of August 13, and was assigned to duty in the trenches under immediate command of Colonel Curtis. On the 17th of August I reported for duty with my command to Major-General Birney at corps headquarters, and was ordered to picket and patrol that portion of the line connecting the right of Brigadier-General Birney's with the left of General Gregg's picket-line. This duty was performed until August 20, at 10 p.m., when, in obedience to marching orders, I covered the rear of the retiring pickets to the pontoon bridge, reaching camp at 4 a.m. August 21. The only casualty to my command was an accidental injury to one man by gunshot wound.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS WASHBURN,

Lieutenant-Colonel Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel WASHBURN,

Commanding Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry:

The major-general commanding directs that you report, with your command (dismounted), to Brigadier-General Turner for duty in the intrenchments.

RespectfullY,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.