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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 17, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

My indorsement on paper of General Hunt, returned to-night, explains that I was ignorant of the direct charge of siege guns by General Hunt. I immediately revoked the order as to the two Parrott guns that I ordered moved from the rear, and entirely disclaim all desire of interfering with General Hunt's duties. I regret that I was not advised of the orders in the matter.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 128.

Before Petersburg, Va., September 17, 1864.

1. The troops composing the present Third Division will hereafter compose the First Brigade, Third Division. Any general staff officers on duty with the Third Division who would be supernumerary in the brigade organization will report for assignment to the chief of their respective departments at these headquarters. This brigade will be treated as a separate brigade and report directly to these headquarters.

2. Pursuant to instruction from department headquarters, the commanding officer of the Twenty-second U. S. Colored Troops will report with his regiment to Major Ludlow, aide-de-camp, at Dutch Gap.

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By command of Major-General Birney:

CHAS. H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. LIGHT ARTILLERY Brigadier, TENTH ARMY CORPS, Before Petersburg, Va., September 17, 1864.

Captain CHARLES H. GRAVES.

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: The only thing I have to report this morning is the expenditure of 281 rounds of ammunition, fired at the enemy's works with good effect. Six light 12 pounders (Langdon's battery) were last night placed in the new redoubt on the right of General Terry's line, and three light 12-pounders (Warren's) in the inclosed work at the Hare house. There are now ten light 12-pounders in reserve.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. JACKSON,

Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Artillery.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS, Before Petersburg, Va., September 17, 1864.

Captain A. TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report all quiet in front of my lines this morning. The reserves remain as at yesterday's report. The