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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 29, 1864 - 8.45 p. m.

Colonel BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Birney wishes to put 200-pounder Parrotts on the railroad where the 13-inch mortar is. Shall I direct him to do so?

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.

Respectfully referred to Major-General Meade, who will give General Birney such orders as he may deem proper.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 29, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

Can you send me 200 cavalry, under a first-rate field officer, for a special purpose?

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS,

August 29, 1864 - 3.15 p. m.

General ORD:

I have no cavalry mounted, except a small company that relieved your escort on the river and the usual provost guard and orderlies. I left the cavalry that was at Deep Bottom there. My cavalry are dismounted and in trenches.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HATCHER'S, August 29, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY:

Major-General Ord wishes to know if you received his telegram in regard to the cavalry. He also directs that you relieve a detail of one lieutenant and thirty men of the Eighth Maine Volunteers, now on duty with your artillery train, as soon as you can.

THEO. READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 29, 1864.

Major THEODORE READ,

Eighteenth Army Corps:

I answered General Ord that I had no mounted cavalry except orderlies and a small picket force on duty. I left 100 cavalry at Deep Bottom.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.