War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0388 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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

Colonel S. H. ROBERTS,

Commanding Third Brigade:

SIR: The brigadier-general commanding directs me to say that the movement of your brigade toward the left of the line intended to be made last night will be carried into effect this evening.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. JOHNSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864-1.15 p.m.

Brigadier General A. AMES,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: I am directed to relieve General Mott, who occupies the trenches to your left, as far as the plank road at least. Mass all your reserve force to the left for that purpose. If you can find General Mott's headquarters (I do not know where they are) get a staff officer from him to show you the best to his (Mott's) line, and relieve as large a part of his division as you can. General Carr will send two regiments, about 600 men, to relieve the remainder. Report when move commences. I telegraphed for a staff office to you. As soon as and wait his arrival) let me know what force you send.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION 18TH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va. August 21, 1864.

In pursuance of instructions from corps headquarters, brigade commanders will have their reserves kept will in camp and ready for any emergency.

By command of Brigadier-General Ames:

CHARLES A. CARLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION, August 21, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Colonel Kleinz, Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry, stationed at Mount Sinai Church, reports the enemy's pickets quite troublesome last night on the road to Surry Court-House and the Powhatan stage road; one horse killed; no casualties.

Very respectfully, &c.,

AUGUST V. KAUTZ,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.