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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, TENTH CORPS,

Before Richmond, Va., October 20, 1864.

Lieutenant WILLIAM P. SHREVE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, &c.:

SIR: I have the honor to report that I arrived here and assumed command about 3.15 p. m.-perhaps a little later than the major-general expected, but I was delayed a little by some business that could not well be turned over instantly. I find an order concerning a fatigue detail that failed to report promptly, and am informed that it has been attended to.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. R. HAWLE,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

I received the order about 2 p. m.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 20, 1864-5 p. m.

Major-General BUTLER:

Will either the Sixth or Nineteenth Corps, after all their fights and their loss of general officers, be much of a re-enforcement anywhere now?

G. WEITZEL,

Major-General.

[Major-General WEITZEL:]

Not much.

B. F. B[UTLER].

GENERAL HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL DIVISION,

ORDERS, ARMY OF THE JAMES, DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C.,

Numbers 2.

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

Major George B. Cook, First Connecticut Artillery, is announced as chief of artillery on the staff of the brigadier-general commanding, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly. Commanding officers of all batteries within the limits of this command will report at once to Major Cook, chief of artillery, at these headquarters.

By order of Brigadier-General Graham:

R. DALE BENSON,

Aide-de-Camp and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

October 20, 1864-4.10 p. m.

Captain G. V. FOX,

Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C.:

I desire very much six 12-pounder boat howitzers for a special service, with their equipments complete, as well for land as water. Please send them to me and I will forward any sort of requisition or receipt that the Navy Department shall think necessary.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

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