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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, Before Richmond, Va., November 18, 1864-3.40 a. m.

Colonel VORIS,

First Brigade:

By direction of the general commanding the Army of the James you will please detail from your command 250 men, provided, with two day's cooked rations, if practicable, otherwise as much hard bread as can be carried, to report at Deep Bottom before daylight this a. m. You will confer together, and have the men report at same point within the limits of the division so that the senior officer of both may take command before starting.

By order of Brigadier-General Ames:

CHAS. A. CARLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Colonel Dandy, commanding Third Brigade.)

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS, November 18, 1864.

Colonel JAMES SHAW, JR.,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: The brigadier-general commanding directs that hereafter in case of and alarm the One hundred and sixteenth U. S. Colored Troops shall, without further orders from these headquarters, garrison the redoubt in our front and occupy so much of the entrenchments to the right and left of the redoubt as will be necessary to connect the Eighth U. S. Colored Troops with the Forty-fifth U. S. Colored Troops.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. BAILEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, November 18, 1864.

General WEITZEL:

Is that firing on your front or over the river?

A. H. TERRY.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, November 18, 1864.

General TERRY:

It is over the river.

G. WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, November 18, 1864.

Major-General WEITZEL:

General Graham writes to me that in the attack on his picket-line he lost 100 men, including one colonel. The attack was made in the old spot, in the woods to the right and front of Battery Numbers 3 Graham's