War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1147 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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than authorized detail must immediately be called in. As it is possible that a forward movement by either flank may be made by us it is of the utmost importance that all men be kept immediately with their commands, as otherwise they will be liable to capture bey the enemy. All baggage and supply wagons must be sent to Deep Bottom, and when brought to the front must be detained no longer than is necessary.

By command of Major-General Birney:

E. L. FORD,

Captain, Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Richmond, September 30, 1864.

Pursuant to orders form superior headquarters, this corps will hold the present line. General Paine having received orders to report back to the Eighteenth Corps will be relieved as rapidly as possible by Brigadier-General Birney. The brigade of Second Division reporting last night to the Eighteenth Corps will be relieved at once and help Major-General Terry will move his reserve brigade to the left, relieving General Foster's right brigade. These dispositions will be made as soon as possible.

By command of Major-General Birney:

CHAS. H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Aide-de-Camp.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Richmond, September 30, 1864.

Division commanders will at once strengthen their works, reversing them and slashing timber in their front, making such improvements as may be necessary in their opinion. In case of an attack on one part of the lien troops will be held ready to double-quick to it if necessary. The enemy are, of course, being strongly re-enforced. Trenching tools can be sent for to the rear.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Richmond, September 30, 1864.

Brigadier-General TERRY,

First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that Barton's brigade will soon be relieved and ordered to report to you.

Very respectfully,

CHAS. H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Aide-de-Camp.