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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF VA. AND N. C.

No. 115. In the Field, September 28, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. Smith, assistant adjutant-general, is hereby announced as assistant adjutant-general of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina.

By command of Major-General Butler:

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, September 28, 1864-1.15 a.m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding, &c.:

Are you moving to-night? At what time did the movement begin?

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 28, 1864-1.35 a.m. (Received 1.49 a.m.)

Major-General BUTLER:

I am not moving to-night. The arrangement, as I understood it, was that I should commence movement Wednesday to Bermuda. Please answer.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, September 28, 1864-1.45 a.m.

General BIRNEY:

You had better move to-night so as to have your troops fresh to-morrow to prepare for embarkation.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, September 28, 1864. (Received 2.20 a.m.)

Major-General BUTLER:

Your dispatch received. I regret the misunderstanding, but it would, in my opinion, be to late to move to-night. I will, with your permission, not start to until to-morrow evening, and will promise to not delay the boats at all. My preparations are all made for that time, and I can complete them without confusion then.

D. B. BIRNEY.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, [September] 28, 1864.

General D. B. BIRNEY:

As you please; only give sufficient rest.

B. F. BUTLER.