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HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS, Near Ware Bottom Curch, Va., May 21, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit the following extract from a communication just received from the division officer of the picket-line of my command: "I find the enemy are concentrating on the right of my line and left of General Terry's, under cover of the timber."

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. AMES,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, May 21, 1864.

General TERRY:

The major-general commanding directs unless very strong already you strengthen the left of your picket-line.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

Captain 47th New York Vols., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, Hatcher's, Va., May 21, 1864.

Brigadier General A. AMES,

Commanding Third Division, Tenth Corps:

GENERAL: The following orders have been received from department headquarters, which you will take measures to have carried into effect immediately.*

By command of Major-General Gillmore:

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, May 21, 1864.

Major-General SMITH:

The general orders issued last night, ordering General Martindale to duty, should have read "Eighteenth" instead of "Tenth" Army Corps.

R. S. DAVIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, May 21, 1864.

Major-General SMITH:

Have you made the dispositions directed in general order as to troops on the lines, especially as regards the two reserve brigades on Brooks' right, Ames' left, as General Ames reports the massing of troops on his front?

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

*See Butler to Gillmore, 4.30 p. m., p. 70.