(General W. BIRNEY] :
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you hold
yourself in readiness to relieve General Paine's division and extend
your lines to the left.
Very respectfully, -
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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,
Before Richmond, September 30, 1864.
CHAS. H. GRAVES,
Assistant Adjutant-General and Aide-de-Camp.
HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., THIRD DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, September 30, 1864.
Chpt. E. L. FORD,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
CAPTAIN: I have moved one of my regiments to the left of the ravine,
connecting closely with General Paine. General Paine has not moved
to the left and says he has no orders to move.
Awaiting instructions, I remain, your obedient servant,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,
No. 100. f City Point, Va., September 30, 1864.
On account of wounds received in battle leave of absence for thirty
days is hereby granted Maj. Gen. E. 0. 0. Ord, commanding Eighteenth
Army Corps, with permission to take with him his personal aide, Maj.
S. S. Seward.
By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:
GEO. K. LEET,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,
Junction of the Varina and Neu, Market Roads,
In the Field, September 30,1'464.
Commanding Eighteenth Army Corps :
Come up as far as you can. We shall have a very thin line to strike
the New Market road. Favor us as much as possible, and Birney will
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
Col. E. W. SMITH,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept. of Va. and N. C.:
SIR: I have the honor to report, for the information of the general
commanding, that the force I have under my command will not extend
from that work to the river. I have just returned from a personal
examination-of the line.
Brevet Major- G eneral.
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,
September 30, 1864.