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SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 157.

In the Field, Va., October 20, 1864.

1. Brigadier General J. R. Hawley, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to temporary command of the Third Division during the absence of Brigadier General William Birney, U. S. Volunteers.

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By command of Bvt. Major General A. H. Terry:

WM. P SHREVE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., October 20, 1864.

Brigadier General A. AMES,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: It having been brought to the notice of the major-general commanding that many regiments have not received the re-enforcements which have ben forwarded from the draft rendezvous, and which have had ample time to reach them, he directs that you cause the commanders of those regiments to make immediate reports, showing the number which have been forwarded, the date of the departure, other facts which may be of value in this connection.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. P. SHREVE,

First Lieutenant, Second U. S. Sharpshooters, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

(Same to Generals Foster and Birney.)

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 20, 1864.

Colonel H. M. PLAISTED,

Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: In pursuance of instructions from headquarters Tenth Army Corps, the general commanding directs me to instruct you that in case of any alarm on our right the Twenty-fourth massachusetts Volunteers shall go to and garrison the redoubt beyond the church, repairing thence at once without waiting for orders other than per brigade headquarters, in case of a movement in that direction.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. A. CARLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 20, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. FOSTER,

Commanding Second Division:

DEAR GENERAL: I think that your small redoubt should have a garrison of 260 men, the larger one of 440. This will give two ranks at the parapet and one-quarter of the whole number in reserve.

Very truly, yours,

ALF. H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General.