War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0090 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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commanding officer will report. For the present this regiment will form the garrison at Deep Bottom, reporting to Colonel Rand, command of post. The commanding officer of First Division will see that it is equipped properly for the field in all respects and ready to join its command.

3. The troops assigned to First Brigade, Third Division, will form the Third Division and be divided into two brigades: First Brigade, Seventh U. S. Colored Troops, Ninth U. S. Colored Troops, One hundred and twenty-seventh U. S. Colored Troops; Second Brigade, Eighth U. S. Colored Troops, Twenty-ninth Connecticut Volunteers, Forty-fifth U. s. Colored Troops. The division will be under the command of Brigadier-General Birney, U. S. Volunteers, and the following assignments are made: Colonel A. C. Voris, Sixty-seventh Ohio Volunteers, for First Brigade; Colonel F. A. Osborn, Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, for Second Brigade. These colonels will at once report for duty to Brigadier-General Birney.

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By command of Major-General Birney:

WM. P. SHREVE,

First Lieutenant, 2nd U. S. Sharpshooters, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Brigadier General R. S. FOSTER,

Commanding Second Division, Tenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that you can order back the Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers from Deep Bottom, Va., to its brigade.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. P. SHREVE,

Lieutenant, Commissary of Musters and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 5, 1864.

Major General B. F. BUTLER:

Please send a staff officer to these headquarters to fix accurately

the point of junction between the Tenth and Eighteenth Corps. There will be change in my lines within twenty-four hours that requires this point to be fixed and known.

G. WEITZEL,

Commanding Eighteenth Army Corps.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

October 5, 1864.

Major-General WEITZEL,

Commanding Eighteenth Army Corps:

Have you any colonels in your command who ought to be brevetted to command brigades for gallant services?

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.