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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., October 26, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel A. ALDEN,

Commanding 169th New York Volunteers:

COLONEL: In the absence of the brigade or superior commanders and in case of an attack, you will assume command of the men left in camps of various brigades of this division, and use them as occasion may require. If all remains quiet those of the Second Brigade will be subject to the orders of Lieutenant Colonel W. B. Coan, Forty-eighth New York Volunteers.

Respectfully, yours,

P. A. DAVIS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 26, 1864. (Received 11 a.m.)

Major-General BUTLER:

The following has just been received:

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

OFFICE OF SIGNAL OFFICER,

October 26, 1864. (Received 10.45 a.m.)

Lieutenant Chase, signal officer at Fort Harrison, reports that the enemy have removal all the tents from Fort Gilmer, but he is unable to discover any movement of troops.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, &c.,

S. B. PARTRIDGE,

First Lieutenant, Signal Corps.

G. WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 26, 1864.

Brigadier General G. MARSTON,

Commanding First Division, Eighteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: In accordance with the instructions from General Butler, which have been transmitted to you, the troops of this corps now encamped in Cox's field, equipped and provisioned as directed by these instructions, will move to-morrow morning, at 5 o'clock precisely, along the route prescribed by the same instructions, and in the following order: First, General Martson's division; second, General Heckman's third, Colonel Holman's division; Stitt's battery (A), First Pennsylvania Artillery, will follow General Marton's division, and Lee's Sixteenth New York Independent Battery will follow General Heckman's division. The ambulances belongings to each division will follow in the rear of their own division; all other vehicles will follow in rear of Colonel Holman's. The Second Brigade of the Third Division will report to General Heckman until further orders. Colonel Holman will command the First Brigade of the Third Division until further orders. All the reports, papers, &c., appertaining to the Third Division will come through Colonel Holman, as usual. The interval between General Marston and General Heckamn, and General Heckman and Colonel Holman, on the march, will not be more than an eighth of a mile. The troops will be