War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1148 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before, Richmond, September 30, 1864.

[General W. BIRNEY]:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you hold yourself in readiness to relieve General Paine's division and extend your line to the left.

Very respectfully,

CHAS. H. GRAVES,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, THIRD DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, September 30, 1864.

Captain E. L. FORD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have moved one of my regiment to the left of the ravine, connecting closely with General Paine. General Paine has not moved to the left and says he has no orders to move.

Awaiting instructions, I remain, your obedient servant,

WM. BIRNEY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Numbers 100.

City Point, Va., September 30, 1864.

On account of wounds received in battle leave of absence for thirty days is hereby granted Major General O. C. Ord, commanding Eighteenth Army Corps, with permission to take with him his personal aide, Major S. S. Seward.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

GEO. K. LEET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

Junction of the Varina and New Market Roads,

In the Field, September 30, 1864.

Major-General WEITZEL,

Commanding Eighteenth Army Corps:

Come up as far as you can. We shall have a very thin line to strike the New Market road. Favor us as much as possible, and Birney will join Stannard's division.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

September 30, 1864.

Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept. of Va. and N. C.:

SIR: I have the honor to report, for the information of the general commanding, that the force I have under my command yell not extend from that work to the river. I have just returned from a personal examination of the line.

G. WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.