War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0460 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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ordered to another field of duty. In thus taking temporary leave of the brigade he takes pleasure in testifying to your uniform valor and good conduct and to the many gallant acts performed by you while it was his good fortune to command you. With many kind and sincere wishes for your future successes the general bids you as temporary good by.

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 3rd Brigadier, 1ST DIV., 10TH A. C.,

Numbers 25. Deep Bottom, Va., August 24, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. Forest having been temporarily assigned to command the Second Division, Tenth Army Corps, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Third Brigade, First Division, Tenth Army Corps.

H. M. PLAISTED,

Colonel Eleventh Maine Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 24, 1864.

Commanding officers will hold their commanders ready to change camp at short notice.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General

(To division commanders.)

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Hatcher's, Va., August 24, 1864.

Colonel N. M. CURTIS,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: Colonel Coan will take position in the line near Battery Numbers 1, prolonging his line toward Battery Numbers 3. The general Commanding directs that you bivouac your troops in the intrenchments on the left of Colonel Coan in prolongation of his line. This movement will not be made until dusk. Your command will be held in readiness to man the breast-works in case of an attack of the enemy.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWARD EDDY, JR.,

Major Forty-seventh New York Vols., Actg. Asst. Insp. General, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Hatcher's, Va., August 24, 1864.

Colonel N. M. CURTIS:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that you move your command to the position on the line of intenchments before designated at once.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWARD EDDY, JR.,

Major Forty-seventh New York Vols., Actg. Asst. Insp. General, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.