War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0600 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., August 30, 1864.

Brigadier General J. B. CARR,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by Major-General Ord to inform you that he is going over to the Court of Inquiry at the Second Corps this morning, and that should anything occur you will be in command.

Very respectfully,

THEODORE READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 30, 1864.

Captain WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Division:

CAPTAIN: I have to report all quiet on the picket-line. Considerable firing occurred along the left of the line between rebel scouts apparently and our vedettes. No casualties are reported on either side.

Very respectfully, & c.,

AUGUST V. KAUTZ,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

New Berne, N. C., August 30, 1864.

Major H. T. LAWSON,

Chief Provost-Marshal, District of North Carolina:

MAJOR: The commanding general wishes you to have immediately posted in New Berne and Beaufort posters to the following effect:

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

New Berne, N. C., August 30, 1864.

All able-bodied colored men not now engaged in some regular permanent employment will be given immediate work as laborers at the rate of $16 per month and one ration per day. All such will immediately report themselves to the provost-marshal.

By command of Brigadier-General Palmer:

J. A. JUDSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. JUDSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 31, 1864 - 11 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

There is nothing of importance to report this morning. The field-works on the left are being constructed as rapidly as possible.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.