War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0730 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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determination is to make a determined effort to repossess that road. I send you this for what it is worth. It agrees with my observations s to movements of troops during the night.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

Respectfully forwarded for the information of Lieutenant-General Grant.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

September 6, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Another deserter says that during yesterday and last night regiments were picked from Hoke's division and marched to the left of our line near Weldon railroad. he thought that four regiments were taken. This was not substantiated by other deserters, but he seemed a bright fellow and confident of fact.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 6, 1864.

Brigadier General A. H. TERRY,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that Redoubt Numbers 3 be garrisoned without delay, a good colonel placed in command, and the slashing in its front completed. The colonel can use his regiment in completing the work. Captain Briscoe, aide-de-camp will indicate to him the line that is to be corrected if Captain Gillespie is not present.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 6, 1864-10.40 p.m.

Colonel Pond, Sixty-second Ohio Volunteers, commanding First Brigade, will immediately extend his line to a point 100 yards to the right of Follett's battery, relieving the troops of the Second Brigade on the left of that point, and will also extend his left 100 yards on work-and relieving the troops of the Third Brigade for 100 yards on the right of their line.

By order of Brigadier General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.