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HEADQUARTERS, October 3, 1864-7.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

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,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, Va., October 3, 1864.

Major-Genera BUTLER,

Deep Bottom:

The Nineteenth will come here.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

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,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

October 3, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY,

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.

Respectfully,

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.