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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

October 13, 1864-10.05 p.m.

Major-General WEITZEL,

Commanding Eighteenth Army Corps:

Send the Twelfth New Hampshire to Potter immediately.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 13, 1864

General BUTLER:

It will be sent at once.

G. WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 13, 1864. (Received 10.30 p.m.)

Major-General BUTLER:

GENERAL: I would respectfully call your attention to the case of Captain Cecil Clay, Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, who lost one arm and was wounded in the other while establishing his regimental colors on the parapet of Fort Harrison September 29. This is a special case and deserves special mention.

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

October 13, 1864-4 p.m.

Major T. READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Have just returned from headquarters Tenth Corps; learn that our forces have three times charged the rebel works on Darbytown road and been repulsed;that the rebels have in turn charged us and been repulsed. Our loss said to be some 250 killed and wounded.

Respectfully,

G. MARSTON,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 13, 1864

Major READ,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

A regiment just passed through woods in rear of enemy's extreme right (our left) behind their works toward our right; how far they went don't know; had knapsacks on and many stragglers; looked as if just arrived from a distance. This is reported by Colonel Holman, commanding First Brigade, who saw them; thought to be 250. There has been an unusual number of men and squads of men everywhere in