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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Lieutenant Colonel W. B. COAN,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: By direction of the brigadier-general commanding you will bivouac command in the intrenchments, your right resting in rear of Battery Numbers 1. This movement will not be made until dusk. The command, however, will be held in readiness to move to the position in case of an assault by 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 F. A. OSBORN,

Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: By direction of the brigade-general commanding you will please detail at once 100 men to relieved the garrison of the redoubt in front of Battery Numbers 1,100 men for the redoubt in front of Battery Numbers 3, and 50 men for the redoubt in front of Battery Numbers 6.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWARD EDDY, JR.,

Major Forty-seventh New York Vols., Actg. Asst. Insp. General,

and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 24, 1864-11.40 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, &c.:

The following has just been received:

HDQRS. THIRD BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 24, 1864-9.45 a. m.

Captain J. JOHNSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, First Division:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the lookout from our brigade reports the enemy as having re-enforced their line in front of our brigade. A number of troops, estimated by the lookout as a brigade, have stacked arms and laid down in rear of their front line, and one company double-quicked to the pits, which they entered about in front of the Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania, the third regiment from the right of our brigade. This force is thought to be a part of the troops reported a short time since, morning, as moving from Cemetery Hill toward Petersburg. The left of this line of stacks is about opposite the right of our brigade, and the right extends off toward the city.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. H. ROBERTS,

Colonel 139th New York, Commanding Brigade.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General of Volunteers.