War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0414 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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they are to move. This should be done without attracting observation. Officers and men should remain with their commands ready for any movement, as there is a great movement of troops, on foot, of the enemy.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 103.

In the Field, August 22, 1864.

1. Division will resume the usual picket duty, General Terry on the right, General Turner the center, and Brigadier-General Birney the left. The details will be made heavy enough for a strong picket-line and safety of the camp. The pickets will go on promptly at 5 p.m.

2. Brigadier-General Birney will move his brigade to the left of the line of fortifications, occupying the position recently vacated by the 100-days' men. The troops of his brigade will picket the same line that General Terry did. He will send his brigade officer of the day and ascertain the line and detail required.

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By command of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, August 22, 1864

Colonel J. B. Howell, Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and Colonel N. M. Curtis, One hundred and forty-second New York Volunteers, commanding brigades, will proceed this afternoon in person to the Port Walthall plain and carefully examine the ground with reference to an attack on the enemy's works between the Bake-House Creek and the railroad, making themselves thoroughly acquainted with the best position for drawing up their troops preparatory to an attack. The commanding officer of the One hundred and twelfth New York Volunteers will examine the Mill road with reference to a movement on the enemy's works by the road running from the mill-pond obliquely to the right.

By order of Brigadier General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., August 22, 1864.

Indications of unusual activity on the part of the enemy having been reported, the officers and men of each portion of this command will not be permitted to leave their regiments, but be kept in readiness for any movement that may be directed.

By order of Brigadier General A. H.. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.