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MEMORANDUM ORDER.] IN THE FIELD, August 25, 1864-1 p. m.

During the temporary absence of the commanding general the command of the Department and Army of the James will be devolved upon Major General E. O. C. Ord, commanding Eighteenth Army Corps.

BENJ. F. BUTLER.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, August 25, 1864-3 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel HOWARD,

Chief Quartermasters, Bermuda Landing:

The Eighteenth Corps has moved to north side of the Appomattox.

R. S. DAVIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

August 25, 1864-8.30 a. m.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The following dispatch has just been received and is respectfully forwarded:

BATTERY Numbers 3, August 25,m 1864-8.30 a. m.

Captain N[ORTON]:

The firing has ceased. The enemy hold part of our pits in woods to our left of Battery 3. General Foster has just sent a force to retake them.

BAKER,

Sergeant, Signal Corps.

Respectfully, &c.,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

August 25, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

GENERAL: I would respectfully state that picket-firing has been reported along our whole line from right to left, and appears to have been commenced by our own men.

Respectfully, &c.,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.