War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0540 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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DEEP BOTTOM, August 26, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have just started with the One hundredth New York, Eleventh Maine, and the portion of the First Maryland Cavalry not on picket. General Paine's troops are now relieving my pickets, and they will follow as soon as possible.

H. M. PLAISTED,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 26, 1864-6.45 p. m.

Brigadier-General TERRY,

Commanding First Division:

Plaisted's brigade is on the march. The major-general commanding desires that you send a staff officer to meet the column and conduct it to you the shortest route.

Respectfully,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 26, 1864-2.20 p. m.

General FOSTER:

At the usual hour for relieving the pickets General Ames will relieve General Foster's pickets. General Foster will remain with his command in position until relieved by General Carr, but will be in readiness to move, and as soon as relieved by General Carr will march his force to the new position near Petersburg.

By order of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., August 26, 1864.

General R. S. FOSTER:

GENERAL: I am directed by Major-General Ord to say that you can remain with your two brigades on this side the Appomattox for the present.

Very respectfully,

THEODORE READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 10TH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 24.

Near Hatcher's, Va., August 26, 1864.

Brigade commanders will hold themselves in readiness to move as soon as relieved by troops from the Eighteenth Army Corps. The order of march of this division will be as follows: First Brigade, Colonel Curtis commanding; Second Brigade, Lieutenant-Colonel Coan commanding; Third Brigade, Colonel Osborn commanding.