BROADWAY LANDING, VA., October 19, 1864-10.30 p. m.
Old Headquarters Eighteenth Corps:
General Butler desires to use several heavy guns for an especial service early in a. m. of 21st instant. If you can possibly spare Ashby's battery of four 20-pounders for that short service it will greatly help matters. Please let me know to-night.
HENRY L. ABBOT,
Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding Siege Train.
OLD HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,
October 19, 1864.
Colonel HENRY L. ABBOT,
First Connecticut Artillery:
Ashby's battery can be spared for the service you mention. Please have the guns returned as soon as possible.
CHARLES K. GRAHAM,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,
In the Field, October 19, 1864.
Brevet Major-General TERRY,
Commanding Tenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you detail a competent officer to command the First Brigade, First Division, of your corps, and return Colonel Pond, Sixty-second Ohio Volunteers, now in command, to his regiment.
I am, general very respectfully, your obedient servant,
ED. W. SMITH,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. SECOND DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Va., October 19, 1864.
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III. The Forty-seventh New York Volunteers are hereby assigned as garrison for the new redoubt in the front of the Second Brigade. Captain J. M. McDonald, commanding the regiment, will assume command without delay.
By order of Brigadier-General Foster:
P. A. DAVIS,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
October 19, 1864. (Received 3.35 p. m.)
I understand that Colonel Potter is to be sent over here. Please ask the general to order Marston over there in Potter's place, and give me Potter to command my First Division. Please acknowledge receipt.