to connect with you here. As my headquarters will be outside of everybody's pickets, if I get gobbled you will have command. My staff have selected the position. I must be in that neighborhood however.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., October 4, 1864.
During the temporary detail of Lieutenant Colonel R. H. Jackson, assistant inspector-general of this corps, as chief of artillery, commanding the Artillery Brigade, Lieutenant Colonel A. C. Warberg, First U. S. Colored Cavalry, is announced as acting assistant inspector-general, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
By command of Major-General Birney:
WM. P. SHREVE,
Lieutenant, Commissary of Musters and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
HEADQUARTERS FIRST NEW YORK ENGINEERS,
October 4, 1864-5 p. m.
Commanding Eighteenth Corps:
GENERAL: Lieutenant Archer, just in from the left, reports having seen a number of men near the river in front of the house in front of the left battery, and that there has been unusual activity among the gun-boats an steamers in the river for an hour or so.
Your obedient servant,
ED. W. SERRELL,
HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL BRIGADE,
ARMY OF THE JAMES,
Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Va., October 4, 1864.
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II. In pursuance of instructions from headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Colonel H. J. Brady, commanding Two hundred and sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, will proceed with his command to Varina, on the James River, and report to Lieutenant Michie, U. S. Engineers. He will take his camp equipage and knapsacks. The movement will commence at once. Quartermaster will furnish the necessary transportation.
By order of Colonel J. H. Potter:
CHAS. A. CARLETON,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
CITY POINT, October 5, 1864-10.30 p. m.
(Received 8 a. m., 6th.)
Washington, D. C.:
I will start to Washington in the morning, and will meet Admiral Porter there, and bring him down with me on Saturday.
U. S. GRANT,