War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0514 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

August 25, 1864.

Brigadier General J. B. CARR, First Division:

I am instructed by Major-General Ord to say that you need not keep your reserves formed any longer, but that he wishes you to have your troops sleep on their arms, in preparation for any night attack. Half an hour before daylight to-morrow you will have all your troops under arms and ready for any emergency. You will also have 100 rounds of ammunition per man on your side of the creek, in order that you may suffer no inconvenience in case of a rain. Your troops that have been in reserve in rear of General Ames' front have been relieved and ordered to report to you.

Very respectfully,

THEODORE READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 25, 1864.

Brigadier-General CARR,

Commanding First Division, Eighteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Major-General Ord directs me to say that he expects your command to be relieved to-night, and he desires you to take the necessary steps and to march your division, train in advance, across the Appomattox. Your division is to relieve General Foster's, late General Turner's, division. You will send a staff officer at once to the place occupied I shall probably relieve the men in your trenches by colored troops now on this side the Appomattox. Please report at these headquarters in person as soon as you can, for further instructions.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. B. SHARPE,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. FIRST DIV., EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 25, 1864.

Brigade commanders will have their troops sleep on their arms tonight, in readiness to meet any attack that may be made. Half an hour before daylight to-morrow morning the troops will stand to their arms in readiness for any emergency. Brigade commanders will also see that their commands are supplied with fifty rounds of ammunition per man.

By command of Brigadier General J. B. Carr:

J. JOHNSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. FIRST DIV., EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 25, 1864.

Brigade commanders will hold their commands in readiness to move at a moment's notice.

By command of Brigadier General J. B. Carr:

J. JOHNSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.