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HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 10TH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., August 31, 1864.

Captain P. A. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that nothing of special interest has occurred on the line held by my troops during the past twenty-four hours. The changes in position indicated in the circular of yesterday from division headquarters were made last evening, and measures have been taken to carry out fully and immediately the provision of the circular of 28th instant from corps headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. B. BARTON,

Colonel Forty-eighth New York Volunteers, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 31, 1864.

Major DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Ord directs you to send orders to Major-General Birney that by direction of General Grant he wishes him to send early to-morrow morning a squadron of his cavalry to Bermuda for transportation to the Berkeley house, at Harrison's Landing.

THEO. READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 31, 1864.

Major DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Send to the commanding officer at Wilson's Wharf and tell him to send two companies of infantry to Harrison's Landing early to-morrow a. m. to take possession there. The engineer officer will be there with a company of engineers to throw up a cover for them. There is no enemy in that neighborhood, and they can land without opposition. Ascertain whether there is a boat at Wilson's Wharf; if not, notify me so I can order one.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 31, 1864.

Major DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Ord wishes to see General Marston at these headquarters.

THEO. READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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