HEADQUARTERS, October 3, 1864-7.30 p. m.
Dispatch relating to Sheridan received. Will watch with the utmost vigilance. Can we not have the Nineteenth Corps? All quiet to-night.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
CITY POINT, Va., October 3, 1864.
The Nineteenth will come here.
U. S. GRANT,
HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,
New Market Road, October 3, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the James:
COLONEL: I have the honor to recommend for promotion by brevet rank as brigadier-generals the following officers. I make this recommendation as a reward for their gallantry and efficient services, during the movements of this corps since I have had the honor to command it. I must also ask that they be assigned to the command of brigades in the corps by their brevet rank: N. Martin Curtis, colonel One hundred and forty-second New York Volunteers; Alvin C. Voris, colonel Sixty-seventh Ohio Volunteers; F. A. Osborn, colonel Twenty-fourth Massachusetts; also Richard H. Jackson, lieutenant-colonel and assistant inspector-general, chief of artillery, commanding the Artillery Brigade of the corps. Lieutenant-Colonel Jackson is also a captain in First U. S. Artillery.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
D. B. BIRNEY,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,
October 3, 1864.
Commanding Tenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you relieve the First Maryland Cavalry from duty with the Tenth Army Corps, and direct the commanding officer to report for orders to Brigadier-General Kautz, commanding Cavalry Division.
ED. W. SMITH,