War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0049 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, October 2, 1864-12.35 p. m.

Major-General BUTLER:

The attack of the enemy on my skirmish line has been repulsed. The prisoners are from Pickett's division and left the Bluff last night. They represent that a large force is advancing down the New Market road. Forces from Beauregard, Ewell, and under General Ewell.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, October 2, 1864-1.10 p. m.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

Dispatch received. If the enemy run your flank, refuse your right down toward the New Market road, keeping Kautz well out on their flank and so move as they move, shortening the line between the New Market and Kingsland roads if it becomes necessary.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, In the Field, October 2, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

There are no rebel troops passing to the right. They were only strengthening the picket-line on our right.

F. MARTIN,

Captain, &c.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., October 2, 1864.

First Lieutenant William P. Shreve, commissary of musters, Tenth Army Corps, is announced as acting assistant adjutant-general of this corps. Captain E. L. Ford will resume his-duties as aide-de-camp.

By command of Major-General Birney:

E. L. FORD,

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

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, Va., October 2, 1864.

Brigadier-General FOSTER,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that you can relieve the Two hundred and third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers from duty at Deep Bottom, if you so desire it, by sending a smaller regiment to that post in its stead.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. L. FORD,

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

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