War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0950 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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master of the corps be directed to supply 10,000 feet of rope for mantlets. The cannoneers are, in many of the batteries, very much exposed to the fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and the engineer department declines to issue rope.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. JACKSON,

Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Inspector-General and Chief of Artillery,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., September 20, 1864

Captain CHARLES H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: Nothing of interest has occurred on my line during the past twenty-four hours. Only one casualty is reported. The enemy are busy strengthening their line and adding to their obstructions. The work on our line is progressing well, and the line is rapidly changing from a rifle-pit to a good infantry parapet. On my left it is being revetted with sods; on the right, in center, it will have a log revetment. The new line on the right of Sanger's battery is sufficiently advanced to be occupied. There is still much to be done to Redoubt Numbers 3, but Colonel Rockwell, who has the matter in charge, is pushing the work as rapidly as the means at his disposal will permit.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ALFRED H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 20, 1864.

Respectfully returned to Brigadier General A. H. Terry, who will occupy the new line on the right of Sanger's battery to-night, still occupying advance line with picket-line.

By command of Major-General Birney:

CHAS. H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 20, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Colonel J. C. Abbott, Seventh New Hampshire Volunteers, commanding Second Brigade, who is charged with the carrying into effect the disposition of the troops directed in the above indorsement.

By order of Brigadier General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., September 20, 1864

Lieutenant Colonel ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that no changes have taken place in the disposition of the troops of this division during the past