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for New York regiments not actually in the Army of the Potomac to report to me at Varina and send them with transportation to that point. While we are here fighting I had a little rather the Army of the Potomac would not steal our men.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, October 8, 1864.

(Received 1.30 p. m.)

General BUTLER:

I have seen General Rawlins. He will issue the order at once.

GEO. A. KENSEL,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

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

No. 2.

In the Field, October 8, 1864.

In pursuance of Special Orders, Numbers 16, headquarters Third Division, the undersigned hereby assumes command of this brigade. The existing staff and regulations will remain unchanged.

U. DOUBLEDAY,

Colonel Forty-fifth U. S. Colored Troops.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864. (Received 8.30 p. m.)

General BUTLER:

Deserters report that there is to be an attack to-morrow morning by troops under command of Longstreet. Deserters under way to you.

G. WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 8, 1864. (Received 9.40 p. m.)

General BUTLER:

The following dispatch has just been received from General Paine, commanding Third Division, Eighteenth Army Corps:

My pickets report that a force of cavalry, supposed to be about a regiment, passed up the opposite bank of the river toward their pontoon bridge between 4 and 5 o'clock this afternoon.

C. J. PAINE,

Brigadier-General.

GODFREY WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

City Point, October 9, 1864.

General MEADE:

I am at City Point.

U. S. GRANT.

(Same to Major-General Butler.)