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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

September 22, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

Everything unusually quiet on my line during past twenty-four hours.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

September 22, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A deserter confirms the report that Hoke has returned. Says that he is in reserve behind Bushrod Johnson drilling. He also reports the return of other troops from Weldon railroad to reserve at what he calls the wagon yard.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

September 22, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Is not the assignment of 800 men to Fort Morton a typographical error? The work will not accommodate over 300 men, its present garrison. Please answer.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 22, 1864. (Sent 1.30 p.m.)

General D. B. BIRNEY,

Commanding Tenth Corps:

Major Michler, Engineers, who arranged the garrisons for the field-works, is at present absent from camp. I will lay your dispatch before him when he returns and let you know whether there has been any error with regard to the garrison assigned to Fort Morton.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 22, 1864-6.45 p.m.

Major General D. B. BIRNEY,

Commanding Tenth Corps:

Major Michler, acting chief engineers, states that in assigning 800 men as the garrison of Fort Morton, it was designed that this garrison should also occupy Battery Numbers 14, on the right. If the garrison cannot be accommodated in the fort and redoubt, it can be placed in the covered way adjacent.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.