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8. Brigadier General R. S. Foster, commanding Third Brigade, First Division, is hereby temporarily assigned to the command of the Second Division, during the absence of Brigadier-General Turner. He will turn over his brigade to the next senior officer.

By command of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 23, 1864-12.30 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

No lights reported in my front. Signal rockets seen early in the evening, but not reported since. Deserters just in report no change where they have been since yesterday morning.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

August 23, 1864-5 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The following is just received:

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

August 23, 1864.

Major THEO. READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Eighteenth Corps:

I have the honor to report that the officer commanding the pickets reports that a large body of the enemy are moving toward the left of the line.

Very respectfully,

J. B. CARR,

Brigadier-General.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 23, 1864-6.30 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS:

I have my little reserves under arms since daylight, and three batteries harnessed in my rear. Shall I let them return to camp?

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

August 23, 1864.

Major-General ORD,

Commanding Eighteenth Corps:

Yes; let them return to camp.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.