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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 155. Before Richmond, Va., November 3, 1864.

I. The detachment Sixteenth New York Artillery, Major F. W. Prince commanding, is hereby temporarily assigned to the Third Brigade, and the commanding, at once.

By order of Brigadier General A. Ames:

CHAS. A. CARLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 381. Washington, November 3, 1864.

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55. Lieutenant Colonel John B. Howard, quartermaster of the late Third Corps, is, by direction of the President, hereby transferred to the Eighteenth Army Corps as chief quartermaster with his rank of lieutenant-colonel, and on the completion of his duties as member of the examining board at Saint Louis, Mo., he will report in person to the corps commander for duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HATCHER'S, November 3, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel SMITH:

Has General Butler returned? Please answer.

CHAS. K. GRAHAM,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

November 3, 1864.

General GRAHAM:

General Butler has not returned.

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. PROVISIONAL DIVISION, ARMY OF THE JAMES,

Deep Bottom, November 3, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER ON BOARD STEAMER:

SIR: You will cause the master of the transport to proceed directly to New York and lie off Castle Garden, permitting no one to go ashore. You will then report to me. In the event of my failing to get there you will follow your brigade commander's orders.

Very respectfully, &c.,

JOS. R. HAWLEY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

My vessel will carry a flag at the force, and when we arrive will show at the stern the standard of the Second Brigade, First Division, Tenth Army Corps.