War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0464 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 24, 1864-4.20 p. m. (Received 4.23 p. m.)

General ORD,

Eighteenth Corps:

General Terry has marched with his division to report to you; should reach you by dusk. Directly one division of yours reaches me will relieve my command and march over.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

August 24, 1864.

General CARR,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The report received of the brigade (rebel) forming in rear of our Third Brigade rather indicates a re-enforcement, and perhaps attempt to assault. Please have a reserve called from your trenches at once-if it can be done secretly all the better-and send them to the Hare house redoubt, and as re-enforcement to the point threatened. Send a detail to the Hare house report of 150 men to finish some embrasures there under direction of Major Walker. Send the detail at once. Major Walker or some one to represent him will be there.

Yours, &c.,

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

AUGUST 24, 1864-8.40 p. m.

Colonel PIPER,

Chief of Artillery, Eighteenth Army Corps:

I have sent Lieutenant Worth with your orderly to Captain Harn with orders that if there are three disposable batteries to send one to relieve Angel. So much depends on the artillery now that it will not do to strip ourselves of it entirely. Please let me know as soon as the Tenth Corps batteries arrive. They should be hurried up so as to be here as early as possible to-morrow.

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

Near Prince George Court-House, Va., August 24, 1864-9 a. m./

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: General Gregg notified me two days since that he had directed the regiments of my command under Colonel Spear to report to me here. Yesterday Colonel reported by letter that he had been that General Gregg considers his cavalry force sufficient, I suspect