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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 14, 1864. (Received 1 p.m.)

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Tenth Corps:

The concluding paragraph of your dispatch, just received, stating result of your artillery fire, leads me to think that the language of my previous dispatch was not sufficiency explicit. The intention of the commanding general was that before opening such heavy fire, under the circumstances stated, his sanction should be obtained.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 14, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel R. H. JACKSON,

Chief of Artillery, Tenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that from 10 to 11 o'clock this morning every gun and mortar bearing on the enemy will be opened. Those that can reach the town will concentrate on the middle steeple. The firing will be with precision and deliberation, each battery concentrating its fire.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. LIGHT ARTILLERY Brigadier, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 14, 1864.

Captain CHARLES H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: There is nothing of importance to report this morning. Ninety-eight rounds were fired at the enemy's working parties and at the battery which fired at the locomotive. Private William H. Shaver, of Company H, Third New York Artillery, was severely wounded in the head.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. JACKSON,

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

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 93. Near Petersburg, Va., September 14, 1864.

I. Colonel William B. Barton, Forty-eighth New York Volunteers, commanding Second Brigade, Second Division, Tenth Army Corps, having been detached on other duties, is hereby relieved from command of the Second Brigade.

II. Colonel G. Pennypacker, Ninety-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, will assume command of the Second Brigade, Second Division, Tenth Army Corps, during the temporary absence of Colonel William B. Barton.

By order of Brigadier General R. S. Foster:

P. A. DAVIS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.