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HDQRS. ENGINEER Brigadier AND DEFENSES OF CITY POINT, November 18, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Train, Broadway Landing:

COLONEL: General Benham directs me to say that he is informed that the Artillery Reserve trains of the Army of the Potomac are about to be ordered to the front, and he desirers to know if the artillery company which formerly constituted the guard of the trains will accompany them. If such is the case, the siege guns in position within these lines will be left entirely without men to serve them. Can you inform him as to this matter, and whether other detachments will be provided if this company is taken away?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOS. S. TRUMBULL,

Major First Conn. Arty., Chief of Artillery Defenses of City Point.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, Before Richmond, Va., November 18, 1864.

Brigadier General A. AMES,

Commanding Tenth Corps:

GENERAL: The brevet major-general commanding directs me to request that you will cause the troops ordered to Bermuda Hundred this morning to proceed by way of Varina brigade to the Bermuda lines, reporting to General Graham, who will be found at Hatcher's. They should move with all possible haste, and start at once.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. TERRY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General, Acting Aide-de-Camp.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, Va., November 18,l 1864.

Major General B. F. Butler having resumed command of Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Brevet Major-General Terry resumes command of the corps.

By command of Brevet Major-General Terry:

WM. P. SHREVE,

First Lieutenant, Second U. S. Sharpshooters, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 164.

Before Richmond, Va., November 18, 1864.

1. The pickets of the Third Brigade, Colonel G. B. Dandy commanding, will be relieved by the Second Brigade, Colonel J. C. Abbott commanding, before dusk this p. m.

2. Until further orders Captain L. L. Bridges, commissary of subsistence Third Brigade, is hereby directed to furnish such stores for soldiers and officers of the Second Brigade as may be from time to time required.

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By order of Brigadier General A. Ames:

CHAS. A. CARLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.