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

Numbers 39. In the Field, Va., November 4, 1864.

1. The abatis in front of the division line of entrenchments being in many places broken down on account of the men making a passage-way over the same to the front, it (is) hereby ordered that the brigade commanders at once see that the abatis in front of their respective brigades is repaired at once, closed, and kept so for the future.

2. All persons are prohibited from passing over the abatis at any point. The sally- ports already made are sufficient for all needful purposes and must be used [by] persons necessarily going and returning from the front.

3. Brigade commanders will to be instructed to arrest all persons violating the second paragraph of these orders.

By order of Colonel A. C. Voris:

CHAS. A. CARLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Numbers 156. Before Richmond, Va., November 4, 1864.

1. The colonel commanding, having assumed temporary command of the First Division, in pursuance of instructions from division, headquarters, Colonel F. B. Pond, Sixty-second Ohio volunteers, is hereby assigned to temporary command of the First Brigade, [First Division,] Tenth Army Corps.

By order of Colonel A. C. Voris:

CHAS. A. CARLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., November 4, 1864.

Colonel JAMES SHAW, Jr.,

COLONEL: You will, without delay, send the Twenty-ninth Connecticut Colored Volunteers to relieve the garrison at the following four redoubts; Four-Mile Church Redoubt of the Ravine, Spring Hill Redoubt and Signal Hill Redoubt. When ready to march notify these headquarters and guides will be furnished. You will see that there are proper reserve of small-arm ammunition in all the works. The senior officer in each work will command both the artillery and infantry garrisons. You will be careful to relieve the garrisons now in the redoubts with equal number, as nearly as may be, while preserving the unity of your companies.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES B. WEST,

First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., November 4, 1864.

Colonel ELIAS WRIGHT,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: As soon as the garrisons of redoubts at Four-Mile Church, the ravine, Spring Hill, and of Signal Hill, composed of ment of the