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your dispatch to General Butler, stating, "I am falling back on two roads between the railroad and pike," was written after you had left the hospital and before any portion of your command had actually retired from line of battle. I made a memorandum of a part of the facts above stated on the day on which the events occurred.

I have the honor to be, respectfully, &c.,

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 215.

Washington, June 21, 1864.

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53. Brigadier General J. White, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from the command of the Draft Rendezvous at Springfield, Ill., and will report in person without delay to the commanding general Army of the Potomac for assignment to duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 1, 1864.

Captain ISRAEL R. SEALY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SIR: In compliance with orders of this date I have the honor to report the following disposition of the troops under my command in preparing for the assault ordered for last evening, viz: The Third New York volunteers in the advanced rifle-pits, with their left resting on the oak grove; the One hundred and seventeenth New York Volunteers on the right of the Third New york Volunteers, with their right resting on the cedar hedge at the race course; the One hundred and forty-second New York Volunteers in support of the Third New York Volunteers, posted in the communication to the rifle-pits on the left of the redan and in the first line of works to the left of the redan; the One hundred and twelfth New york Volunteers in support of the One hundred and sventeenth New york Volunteers, and posted in the first line on the right of the redan; 100 men of the One hundred and twelfth New York Volunteers armed, each man carrying a shovel and pickax in rear of and to follow Colonel Barton's assaulting column. These dispositions were made by 5 p. m., and I took my position in the advanced line of rifle-pits awaiting the developments on the left of my line. At about 7 p. m. I received orders to resume my position behind the breast-works.

I am, sir, respectfully, your most obedient servant,

N. M. CURTIS,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 226.

Washington, July 2, 1864.

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4. Brigadier General James Barnes, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty as a member of the general court-martial instituted by

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