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AUGUST 24, 1864.

Colonel McGILVERY,

Tenth Corps:

Please start your batteries as soon as you can. Our batteries are now all in position; none in reserve. Let me know when they start.

A. PIPER,

Colonel and Chief of Artillery.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 27. In the Field, near Hatcher's, Va., August 24, 1864.

The third New Hampshire Volunteers having been left by the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Plimpton, killed in action at Fussell's Mill, without a field officer present, Major James F Randlett of that regiment is, at his own request, relieved from duty as provost-marshal at these headquarters and will report for duty with his regiment.

II. Captain J. E. Sweet, Twentieth Indiana Volunteers, acting aide-de-camp, is hereby announced as provost-marshal at there headquarters.

Major Randlett will turn over to him all orders and instructions relative to the duties of the office.

By command of Major General D. B. Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 24, 1864.

Brigadier-General Terry, commanding First Division, will proceed with his command at once to the position occupied by the Eighteenth Corps before Petersburg, and report to Major-General Ord. Brigadier-General Foster, commanding Second Division, will relieve the troops of the First Division on the line.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 24, 1864.

Brigadier-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Colored Brigade:

The major-general commanding directs that you assume command of the colored troops encamped in the neighborhood on the signal tower, and take them with you when you move. They will constitute a brigade under your command. There are several regiments in that vicinity.

Respectfully,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS.] HDQRS. 3rd Brigadier, 1ST DIV., 10TH A. D.,

Deep Bottom. Va., August 24, 1864.

In pursuance of orders from corps headquarters the brigadier-general commanding is temporarily relieved from command of this brigade and