War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0716 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Richmond, Va., October 26, 1864.

BRIGADE COMMANDERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS:

COLONEL: The troops of this command will move from camp at 4.30 o'clock promptly to-morrow a. m., without further orders, in the following order: First Brigade, Third Brigade, Second Brigade. The route will be the same as that taken on the reconnaissance of the 13th instant. All wagons and officers' baggage will be sent to the rear, crossing the James at Deep Bottom, as indicated in a previous communication from these headquarters.

By order of Brigadier-General Ames:

CHAS. A. CARLETON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

No. 22.

In the Field, Va., November 26, 1864.

First Lieutenant James B. West, aide-de-camp, is hereby announced as acting assistant adjutant-general of this command, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly. All official communications from officers of this command intended for these headquarters will be addressed to Lieutenant West.

By command of Brigadier General William Birney:

JAMES B. WEST,

First Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HATCHER'S, November 26, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

Captain Low, quartermaster of the Naval Brigade, has arrived from Norfolk with the information that the gun-boat Shrapnel sunk in the canal two days ago, while on her way to Norfolk for repairs. As the accident has arisen through the unauthorized interference of General Shepley with the boat, which has extended to giving leaves of absence to engineers and taking her captain and crew from her without consultation with me, I request you will telegraph General Shepley to discontinue his interference, and I will send Captain Low immediately to Fort Monroe to make arrangements with Colonel Webster for raising the vessel and saving the property.

CHAS. K. GRAHAM,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

November 26, 1864.

Brigadier-General GRAHAM:

A division of colored troops from the Ninth Corps have been ordered to Bermuda to-day in exchange for your Pennsylvania troops. Halt them when they cross the pontoon bridge and assume command of them, and place them on your line, relieving the Two hundredth, Two hundred and fifth, Two hundred and eighth, and the Two hundred and eleventh Pennsylvania, which you will order to report to General Meade, commanding Army of the Potomac.

By order of General Butler:

JNumbers W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.