War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0556 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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[Indorsement.]

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, DIV., 18TH ARMY CORPS,

November 7, 1864.

Respectfully referred to regimental commanders for their information.

Everything must be kept in perfect readiness. Regimental commanders will be held strictly responsible that the within instruction is carried out.

By command of Colonel Guy V. Henry;

B. F. DAVIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

November 7, 1864.

Bvt. Brigadier General V. HENRY,

Commanding Third Brigade:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires you to report at once any moments that may be discovered on the part of the enemy.

Constant vigilance will be observed along your lines and the troops kept well in hand for any emergency.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully,

GEO. A. BRUCE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, FIRST DIV., 18TH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., November 7, 1864.

I. Respectfully referred to the commanding officers of regiments, who will keep their commands in readiness according to direction of the general commanding division.

II. The brigade officer of the day will comply with the instruction of general commanding division and report any movement at once to colonel commanding the brigade, and will turn over said instruction to succeeding brigade officer of the day.

By command of Colonel Guy. V. Henry:

B. F. DAVIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., November 7, 1864.

Colonel A. G. DRAPER,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: The brigade-general commanding directs me to inform you that in case the enemy attempts to turn our right flank the Fifth U. S. Colored Troops will, in that case, be ordered report to Colonel J. W. Ames, commanding Third Brigade, and you will so dispose of your two remaining regiment as to cover the line now held by your entire brigade. You will see that the Fifth U. S. Colored Troops is supplied at once with two days' rations, uncooked.

I am, colored, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SOLON A. CARTER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.