War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0652 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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trenches. The line was found in a very filthy condition, but sinks are being dug, and, though policing is in progress, it will take several days to place the trenches in proper condition.

I am, respectfully, yours,

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., September 1, 1864.

Colonel CURTIS;

COLONEL: On account of certain movements that will take place at daylight to-morrow morning unusual vigilance will be observed on the part of the troops in the front line, and any movement on the part of the enemy promptly reported. The troops of the command will be held in readiness for any movement that may occur.

By order of Brigadier General R. S. Foster:

P. A. DAVIS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Colonel Barton and Colonel Osborn.)

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 1, 1864.

Colonel JOHN H. HOLMAN,

Commanding Second Brigadier, Third Div., Tenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: You will proceed at once with your regiment to Broadway Landing. You will report to the commanding officer of the post.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. W. MOREY,

First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION CAVALRY,

September 1, 1864.

Brigadier General A. V. KAUTZ,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: General Gregg directs me to say that you will please leave two of your regiments on picket, and come yourself with the other two regiments.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. C. WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 1, 1864-9 p.m.

Brigadier-General KAUTZ,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The orders for the movement have not been countermanded, but General Gregg will not withdraw his picket-line.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.