War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0539 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 26, 1864-7.35 p. m.

Major General D. B. BIRNEY,

Commanding Tenth Corps:

General Meade desires that you will please state in general terms the strength of your troops in line and in reserve and the dispositions you have made of yours forces.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 26, 1864. (Received 8.10 p. m.)

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Terry's division is on my left, colored in center, and Carr's division, Eighteenth Corps, on my right. My strength I estimate at 9,000. Will make a more formal report and particular statement to-morrow.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 26, 1864. (Received 8.10 p. m.)

General WILLIAMS:

I have not yet succeeded in getting my corps over. I have only relieved Ames' division with 6,000 of my corps. I will have a brigade over to-night and expect Foster's (late Turner's) division to-morrow. The artillery is the same as to number of guns and position. Will send a field return when the exchange is perfected. Colonel Piper remains with me a few days as chief of artillery. My corps is probably 3,000 stronger than the Eighteenth.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 26, 1864-8.55 p. m.

Brigadier General A. H. TERRY,

Commanding First Division:

The major-general commanding directs that as soon as Colonel Plaisted's command arrives you cause it to relieve a part of General Carr's line.

Respectfully,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, August 26, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY:

Colonel Plaisted has not yet started. He will as soon as his pickets are relieved, probably by 3.30 o'clock.

CHAS. J. PAINE,

Brigadier-General.