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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 13, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

Nothing of importance on my line during past twenty-four hours.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 124. Before Petersburg, Va., September 13, 1864.

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6. Colonel J. B. Howell, Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, is relieved from command of the Third Division, and Colonel F. B. Pond, Sixty-second Ohio Volunteers, is temporarily assigned to that command.

By command of Major-General Birney:

CHAS. H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. LIGHT ARTILLERY Brigadier, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 13, 1864.

Captain CHARLES H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the Artillery Brigade during the last twenty-four hours: Fifty-nine Coehorn mortar shells were fired at the enemy's working parties at the Crater. Private Henry Fox, of Battery H, Third New York Artillery, was severely wounded in the side. There is nothing further worthy of note.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. JACKSON,

Lieutenant Colonel, Asst. Inspector-General and Chief of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 13, 1864.

Brigadier General A. H. TERRY,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The inspection reports show that the orders from these headquarters, as to returning to their companies all men improperly employed as hostlers, servants, guards, clerks, cooks, &c., have not been obeyed, apparently receiving no attention. Will you not report as to this matter, and hold the guilty officers to a strict accountability? All absentees should be traced, and in proper case applied for. The inspection reports of your division show also many improper details and employment of enlisted men. A list will be furnished you by the assistant adjutant-general. The orders also call for arming of all detailed men, so that on march or during a battle they can do service; also that they turn out properly equipped at all inspections; and trusts that the next inspection report will show that the large list of absentees has been diminished by active and constant application and the number of effective men increased. Should regimental commanders