other at intervals of eight hours each.
The first relief will report to Major Brooks at the second parallel at 8 A. M. this day. No other details will be made from the regiment until further orders.
By order of
Brig.-Gen. A. H. Terry. Adrian Terry, Captain, and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Major Brooks, in his journal of the siege under date of August 31, thus writes,—
The Third United States Colored Troops, who have been on fatigue duty in the advance trenches since the 20th inpared for holding a large number of troops, with means for easy egress to the front.
Late that evening General Gillmore issued orders for an assault at nine o'clock the next morning, the hour of low tide, by three storming columns under General Terry, with proper reserves.
Artillery fire was to be kept up until the stormers mounted the parapet.
At night the gallant Captain Walker, who was assisted by Captain Pratt, Fifty-fifth Massachusetts, observed that the enemy's sharpshooters fired but