War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0986 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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one Osborn from that duty the commanding general desires to express his approval of the zeal and ability with which Colonel Osborn has discharged the trust.

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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 23, 1864.

Captain CHARLES H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following report of the Artillery Brigade during the last twenty-four hours: Forty-three rounds were fired yesterday at the enemy's working parties and signal men. There is nothing more to report.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. JACKSON,

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

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. LIGHT ARTILLERY BRIGADE,

TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 29.

Before Petersburg, Va., September 23, 1864.

III. The following changes of artillery on the line of intrenchments will take place immediately after dark this evening: Captain Lee's battery of 10-pounder Parrotts-two into the new redoubts near and on the left of the present position of the battery, one to the small redan on the right of the Petersburg and City Point Railroad, and one into the new redoubt on the left of the railroad. Captain Riggs' battery of light 12-pounders-three into the new redoubt first mentioned above, one to the small redan on the right of the Petersburg and City Point Railroad, and two into the new redoubt on the left of the railroad. Lieutenant Smith, First Connecticut Battery, acting assistant inspector-general, will point out the places for the guns and give such other directions as may be necessary to carry out this order.

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By order of Lieutenant-Colonel Jackson, chief of artillery:

O. S. DEWEY,

First Lieutenant, 33rd New York Battery, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 10TH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 96.

Near Petersburg, Va., September 23, 1864.

I. In compliance with instructions from headquarters Tenth Army Corps, Colonel Louis Bell, Fourth New Hampshire Volunteers, is hereby released from arrest, and will assume command of the Third Brigade, Second Division, relieving Colonel F. A. Osborn, Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers.