War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0976 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 22, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

General Humphreys says that it will not be necessary to have the garrison put into the redoubt at once, but merely have them selected to avoid confusion in the event of a sudden movement. The relative strength of the garrisons he knows nothing of. I will arrange them this evening when Major Michler returns and will inform you in the morning.

G. L. GILLESPIE,

Captain of Engineers.

HDQRS. LIGHT ARTILLERY Brigadier, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 22, 1864.

Captain CHARLES H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: The following report of the operations of the Artillery Brigade during the last twenty-four hours is respectfully submitted: Four hundred and seventy-two rounds were fired at the city of Petersburg and the enemy's works, nearly all of which were expended in firing the salute at sunrise yesterday morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. JACKSON,

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

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., September 22, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that no changes have been made in the disposition of the troops of my command during the past twenty-four hours. Fatigue details were engaged in work on Fort McGilvery, the lunette at the left of the railroad, and on the parapet on the right and left of Fort McGilvery, and much progress has been made.

Respectfully, yours,

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDER,

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 10TH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 7.

Before Petersburg, Va., September 22, 1864.

1. In accordance with orders from headquarters Tenth Army Corps, this command will be hereafter designated the First Brigade, Third Division, Tenth Army Corps. Regimental commanders will make all reports required by existing orders direct to these headquarters. Colonel James Shaw, jr., Seventh U. S. Colored Troops, will resume command of his regiment. The officers composing his personal staff as brigade commanders will report to their regiments for duty.