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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

October 5, 1864.

Colonel C. H. SMITH,

Commanding Second Brigade, Second Division:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you send a regiment from your brigade to take post on the telegraph road, about three miles outside of the Old Court-House, near where the road to Sycamore Church intersects it, and about a mile beyond the Birchett house, with instructions to scout constantly to and beyond Cocke's Mill, sycamore Church, and out on the stage road, so as to give the earliest information to the commanding officer at Old Court-House of the appearance in that vicinity of any cavalry force of the enemy. The commander of the regiment will put himself in communication with the commander at Old Court-House.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. H. BIBBER,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C.,

Numbers 121.

In the Field, October 5, 1864.

Corpl. Thomas Murphy, Company K, One hundred and fifty-eighth New York Volunteers, having been reported to the commanding general for distinguished gallantry in the attack of the enemy upon the works of our line near Chaffin's farm on the 30th of September, he having taken with his own hand a battle-flag from the enemy, was, in consideration of his good conduct, offered promotion, but declining it, is given in lieu thereof a furlough of twenty days, to date from such time as he may choose to take it. The paymaster is ordered to pay him up in full to that date, and Corporal Murphy is recommended to the Secretary of War to receive a medal for distinguished gallantry, and will receive a present of $25 from the commanding general to bear his expenses on his furlough.

By command of Major-General Butler:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C.,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

Numbers 275.

In the Field, October 5, 1864.

I. In future the First New York Volunteers Engineers will report directly to these headquarters.

II. Brigadier General J. B. Carr is hereby ordered to report to Brevet Major-General Weitzel, commanding Eighteenth Army Corps, for assignment.

By command of Major-General Butler:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 144.

In the Field, Va., October 5, 1864.

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2. The One hundred and ninety-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Colonel J. C. Briscoe, is assigned to the First Brigade, First Division, and its