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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS.2nd Brigadier, 2nd DIV., 10TH CORPS,

No. 34.

Near Petersburg, Va., September 15, 1864.

I. Pursuant to paragraph II, Special Orders, No. 93, headquarters Second Division, Tenth Army Corps, the undersigned hereby assumes command of this brigade. All orders heretofore issued will remain in full force until revoked by competent authority.

G. PENNYPACKER,

Colonel Ninety-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Commanding Brigade.

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, SECOND DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS, Near Petersburg, Va., September 15, 1864.

Captain P. A. DAVIS,

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

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the working parties on my front have been engaged during the last twenty-four hours in constructing the parapet on the line in rear of the one now occupied and in collecting material for revetment.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. A. OSBORN,

Colonel Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS, September 15, 1864.

Major THEODORE READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: The signal officer at the tower reports:

A train of pontoon wagons, nine or ten, was seen making for the river at a point just above Chaffin's Bluff. They have just left, loaded with six pontoon boats and other pontoon bridge equipments, in the direction of the Richmond and Petersburg turnpike. About 2 p.m. a ram was discovered at or rather a little below the Cox Ferry earth-work; saw another gun-boat and two tugs come down. All have now gone up the river except the ram.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THEODORE F. PATTERSON,

First Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., September 15, 1864.

In case the enemy open fire with artillery to-day division commanders will order the men of their commands into the trenches with their arms for the purpose of safety, as all our batteries along the line will open fire.

By command of Major General Gibbon:

THEODORE READ,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.