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HEADQUARTERS,

October 7, 1864 - 10.15 p. m.

Major-General BIRNEY:

I should have said signal tower instead of Deep Bottom. Kautz is ordered up. You can dispose of him as may be of most use.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 7, 1864 - 6.45 a. m.

General TERRY:

General Kautz sends the following, dated 6 a. m.:

The enemy is driving in my pickets on the Darby and Charles City roads. Cannot make out their force.

The major-general commanding directs you will be well on your guard.

Respectfully, yours,

WM. P. SHREVE,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. 2nd Brigadier, 3rd DIV., 10TH A. C.,

No. 1.

In the Field, October 7, 1864.

In accordance with orders from headquarters Third Division, Tenth Army Corps, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Second Brigade, Third Division, Tenth Army Corps.

The following-named will constitute the staff of the brigade commander and will be obeyed and respected accordingly: First Lieutenant Ira H. Evans, Ninth U. S. Colored Troops, acting assistant adjutant-general; First Lieutenant E. B. Burrows, Eighth U. S. Colored Troops, acting assistant quartermaster; First Lieutenant Henry G. Marshall, Twenty-ninth Connecticut Colored Volunteers, acting aide-de-camp; First Lieutenant Jacob Ormerod, Forty-fifth U. S. Colored Troops, acting aide-de-camp. The division commissary will for the present, and by direction of Brigadier General William Birney, perform the duties of brigade commissary.

SAML. C. ARMSTRONG,

Lieutenant Colonel Ninth U. S. Colored Troops, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS,

October 7, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

General WEITZEL:

Do you see anything on the left that looks like a demonstration, or is it only mortar firing? If they are massing troops at all there this move on the right may be the feint, but I am inclined to think not.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 7, 1864.

General BUTLER:

I see no movement of the troops in my front.

G. WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.

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