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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 5TH ARMY CORPS,

No. 73. October 12, 1864.

1. The Tenth U. S. Infantry is relieved from duty in the First Brigade of this division and will report at these headquarters for duty as provost-guard.

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By command of Brigadier-General Ayres:

C. E. LA MOTTE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, October 12, 1864.

Brigadier-General BAXTER,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that the Nineteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteers be relieved at daylight to-morrow and ordered to report to the headquarters of the Second Army Corps.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, October 12, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

All quiet along our lines. The enemy busy strengthening their line. I send two prisoners Forty-sixth North Carolina, Cooke's brigade, captured on the vedette line, and two deserters Fifty-fifth North Carolina and Twenty-sixth Mississippi, Davis' brigade.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, October 12, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

(For Secretary of War, Washington.)

Colonel John I. Curtin, Forty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, has heretofore been recommended, both for a brevet and promotion. No more deserving appointment could be made. He is an invaluable brigade commander. Unless promoted or brevetted he will lose the command of his brigade by the return of a senior colonel, who has been absent from duty for twelve out of the last fifteen months, and is not as well fitted for the position.

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

Respectfully forwarded to the Secretary of War, with recommendation that Colonel Curtin be promoted by brevet.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.