II. Captain T. Ellery Lord, Third Infantry New York Volunteers, is hereby announced as acting assistant adjutant-general of the division during the absence of Captain P. A. Davis, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
By order of Brigadier-General Foster:
T. ELLERY LORD,
Captain, Third Infty. New York Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
HDQRS. 2nd Brigadier, 3rd DIV., 10TH A. C.,
Chaffin's Farm, Va., October 29, 1864.
In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 27, headquarters Third Division, Tenth Army Corps, October 29, 1864, the undersigned hereby assumes command of this brigade. All existing orders will remain in force until otherwise ordered.
Colonel Tenth U. S. Colored Troops.
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA,
New Berne, N. C., October 29, 1864.
The undersigned hereby resumes command of the District of North Carolina. All existing orders and regulations will remain in force until otherwise ordered.
I. N. PALMER,
Brigadier-General U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
October 30, 1864 - 11 a. m.
I have nothing particular to report to-day. If you are going to be at home I will come down to City Point.
GEO. G. MEADE,
WASHINGTON, D. C., October 30, 1864.
Brigadier General M. R. PATRICK,
Provost-Marshal-General, City Point:
Various report have reached this Department that you are co-operating with the election agents sent to the army by Governor Seymour, to the extent of showing them favors and furnishing them with facilities not warranted by the passes granted them by this Department and not accorded by you to the agents of the Union party. In view of these reports I am instructed by the Secretary of
War to notify you that he expects from you careful and exact impartiality toward the representatives of the two parties; and also that, as the agents of Governor Seymour here and in Baltimore have been detected in the perpetration of gross frauds and forgeries for the purpose of causing the votes of soldiers to be counted in favor of Democratic candidates, when these soldiers intended to vote against such candidates, he expects you to exercise