War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0584 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 29, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

I wish to place two 100-pounder Parrotts in a battery on my right. Will you ask Colonel Abbot if he can send them to me? They can come up by railroad and be hoisted into the work from the cars, where the 13 inch mortar is.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., August 29, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel F. MCGILVERY,

Chief of Artillery:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you open on the town of Petersburg all available guns from 7.30 to 9.30 this evening, concentrating the fire as much as possible. The 13-inch mortar will be fired upon court-house as rapidly as it can be handled.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 109.

Before Petersburg, Va., August 29, 1864.

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3. Major A. H. Stevens, Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry, with Companies I and K of that regiment, are hereby detailed for duty at these headquarters. Major Stevens will report with his command to the provost-marshal without delay.

By command of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 110.

Before Petersburg, Va., August 29, 1864.

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2. Colonel Rand, Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry, will have entire command of his troops within this corps. He will maintain the picket-line from the right of General Foster to Spring Hill. He will relieve all orderlies, as he deems best for the service, and supply the provost marshal with a lieutenant and twenty-five men for duty.

By command of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., August 29, 1864.

The following disposition of the troops comprising this division is hereby made for the present. If found unequal it will be rectified as the nature of the ground will be learned. The First Brigade, Colonel Cur-