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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, September 1, 1864.

(Received 10.50 a.m.)

Colonel SHARPE,

Provost-Marshal-General, City Point, Va.:

I have sent a copy of your dispatch about the probable attack at City Point to Captain M. Smith, U. S. Navy, up the river, and directed General Graham to move his army gun-boats now in the Appomattox at once to City Point to co-operate in case of an attack.

By order of Major-General Butler:

GEO. A. KENSEL,

Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Nothing new on my line. The enemy have mounted a gun, apparently an 8-inch columbiad, en barbette, bearing on Redoubt No. 3. Will try and dismount it during the morning.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 16, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Another deserter says that during yesterday and last night regiments were picket 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 deserter, but he seemed a bright fellow and confident of fact.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, Before Petersburg, Va., September 16, 1864.

Brigadier General SETH WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: In reply to their circular from headquarters Army of the Potomac, I have the honor to recommend that the redoubts on my line be named, commencing on the right, McGilvery, Brooks, Plimpton, Henderson - in honor of Lieutenant-Colonel McGilvery, chief of artillery of the corps, who died from effects of wounds received at Deep Run, August 16, 1864; of First Lieutenant J. Howard Brooks, First New York Engineers, killed August 5, 1864, while in performance of his duty on Redoubt No. 2; and of Lieutenant-Colonel Plimpton, Third New Hampshire Volunteers, and Lieutenant Colonel T. A. Henderson, Seventh New Hampshire Volunteers, both killed August 16, 1864, at the battle of Deep Run. These gentleman have an unblemished reputation in the army,