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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS, August 21, 1864-2.20 p.m.

Brigadier-General CARR:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to direct you to send one-half of your reserve force to report to Brigadier-General Ames for such instructions as he may give them. The other half you can retain as your own reserve. General Ames has all his men in the trenches, and is, therefore, without any reserve force.

Very respectfully,

THEODORE READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864.

Major THEODORE READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Eighteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: In compliance with your communication of this date one-half of my reserve have been sent to General Ames, commanding Second Division. They reported to General Ames at 5 o'clock this p.m.

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

J. B. CARR,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864.

Colonel A. F. STEVENS,

Commanding First Brigade:

SIR: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you move the regiments of your command now at the left of the Third Brigade and connect them with the other regiments of your brigade, holding the right of the line, this evening at dusk.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. JOHNSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864.

Colonel E. M. CULLEN,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you send one-half of the force now with you (300 men under the proper officers) to report to Brigadier-General Ames, commanding Second Division. You will notify these headquarters so soon as you have complied with this order. Keep the Tenth New Hampshire Volunteers with yourself.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. JOHNSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.