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HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, SECOND DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS, Near Petersburg, Va., September 11, 1864.

Captain P. A. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Div., Tenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the work on the trenches, at present occupied by my brigade, was yesterday morning stopped by direction of the brigadier-general commanding. At night a large working party was detailed to commence the construction of an infantry parapet on the site of a line of rifle-pits in the rear once occupied by the U. S. forces and afterward abandoned.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. A. OSBORN,

Colonel Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Vols., Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION, September 11, 1864-10 a. m.

Captain H. C. WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: The reports from the picket-line show all quiet. An officer visiting the picket-line yesterday was fired upon from beyond the line by a small party that retreated immediately. The party I sent to reconnoiter Powell's Creek report that they saw no enemy and found no practicable crossing of the creek between the left of the line and the river.

Very respectfully, &c.,

AUGUST V. KAUTZ,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Numbers 64.

New Berne, N. C., September 11, 1864.

During the temporary absence of Brigadier General I. N. Palmer, U. S. Volunteers, the undersigned hereby assumes command of this district. All existing orders and regulations will remain in force until otherwise ordered.

EDWARD HARLAND,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Numbers 137.

New Berne, N. C., September 11, 1864.

I. Colonel Charles L. Upham, Fifteenth Connecticut Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the temporary command of the Sub-District of New Berne.

II. The Twenty-third and Twenty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteers, having reported for duty to relieve the Ninth Vermont Volunteers, they are hereby assigned to the Sub-District of New Berne, and it is ordered that these regiments, under direction of the senior officer present, relieve the Ninth Vermont Volunteers of all guard and picket duty on the south side of the Trent River.