MAY 13, 1864.
GENERAL: The general commanding corps desires you to make arrangements for supplying your command with one day's rations should you not have done so. The wagons should be sent back out of the way after the rations are delivered. The general also wishes you to send back for a battery (one you sent in yesterday), to be put in position so as to cover those right-hand roads by Howlett's.
IN THE FIELD, May 13, 1863-10 a.m.
Report operations to me forthwith how far you have obeyed the order to fortify that point opposite Smith's headquarters. Look out for Fort Powhatan; the rebel newspapers threaten to attack it.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
City Point, Va., May 13, 1864.
Brigadier General E. A. WILD,
Commanding First Brigade:
GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to inform you that an attack may be expected on Fort Powhatan, and to instruct you in case an attack should be made to send one of your regiments to the relief of the garrison immediately.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
SOLON A. CARTER,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
IN THE FIELD, May 13, 1864-10 a.m.
I am informed that there is a rebel signal station working at Swan's Point. Stop it.
B. F. BUTLER,
GUN-BOAT SIGNAL STATION, GRAHAM'S HEADQUARTERS,
May 13, 1864-1.30 p.m.
Reconnaissance was made last night up the Appomattox and Swift Creek. The rebels still occupy Fort Clifton, and both streams are strongly picketed. There is a heavy battery on Swif Creek about a mile from its mouth.
CHARLES K. GRAHAM,