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that a force, consisting of Law's, Benning's, and Gregg's brigades, passed Thorne's this evening, going north, toward the York River road indicating a reconnaissance in my front. I send a note to General Butler about it, which please forward. I think it would be well to forward the refugees to General Butler at once.

Very respectfully, &c.,

AUGUST V. KAUTZ,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 6, 1864.

GENERAL: Deserters sent in by General Kautz report a movement, three brigades, toward the York River railroad, evidently with the intention of making a forced reconnaissance on our right. The major-general commanding directs that you be prepared and hold your commands to act as may become necessary.

Very respectfully,

WM. P. SHREVE,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

(To Generals Terry, Foster, and Birney.)

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

ARMY OF THE JAMES,

Numbers 145

In the Field, Va., October 6, 1864.

1. So much of Special Orders, Numbers 144, current series from these headquarters, as assigns Colonel F. A. Osborn, Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, to command the Second Brigade, Third Division, is revoked.

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By command of Major-General Birney:

WM. P. SHREVE,

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

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., October 6, 1864.

Captain P. A. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Div., Tenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel J. S. Littell, has arrived from Deep Bottom and reported. The regiment is now going into camp and will be held in reserve opposite the center of my line.

I have the honor to be, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. PENNYPACKER,

Colonel Ninety-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, Commanding.