War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0420 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 28, 1864.

Brigadier-General AMES,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to request that you will make every endeavor to communicate with General Weitzel, and urge him to get the division in on your right. As soon as he does so you will move to the left. You will hold yourself in readiness to move to your left in case we are attacked, whether relieved by General Weitzel or not.

Very respectfully, &c.,

WM. P. SHREVE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 28, 1864.

Brigadier-General AMES,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that General Weitzel has been ordered to withdraw. He will pass in your rear, probably close behind, so that his troops will be within supporting distance. As soon as his rear passes your right, you will break off your right brigade to the left and rear, and the other brigades successively, so that you may be able during the movement to form two lines in case of an attack.

Very respectfully, &c.,

WM. P SHREVE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 28, 1864.

Brigadier-General AMES,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that General Weitzel's column has passed down, so that his rear rests on the Darbytown road. He desires that you will at once commence to withdraw.

Very respectfully, & c.,

WM. P. SHREVE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

You will cross the Darbytown road, forming in rear of General Foster's division.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 28, 1864.

Brigadier-General HAWLEY,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that General Butler thinks there is nothing but reserves in your front. He wishes you to push in at once and try what they are made of.

Very respectfully,

WM. P. SHREVE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.