War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0074 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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SMITH'S HEADQUARTERS, May 21, 1864.

General BUTLER:

Will send you word the moment the division commanders report their troops in position.

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 21.

In the Field, Va., May 21, 1864.

I. The general commanding orders that commanders will in no wise change their corps to low or marshy ground.

II. During the existence of the order from department headquarters requiring troops of this command to be under arms at 3.30 a. m., a ration of whisky and quinine, or coffee if preferred, will be issued to them.

By command of Major-General Smith:

N. BOWEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 21, 1864-8.40 a. m.

Colonel DUNCAN:

You will please have Lieutenant Hanson's section of the Third New York Artillery at the wharf ready to embark at 10.30 this a. m.

HINKS,

General.

MAY 21, 1864-10 a. m.

Lieutenant WILBER:

Disembark the artillery from the Mattano and embark Lieutenant Hanson's section immediately.

LIVERMORE,

Captain.

MAY 21, 1864-5 p. m.

Colonel FULLER:

Fort Powhatan is attacked. Can you let me have a steamer to carry down 600 men immediately? Answer immediately.

HINKS,

General.

MAY 21, 1864. (Received 5.15 p. m.)

General HINKS:

The boat will be sent at once.

FULLER,

Colonel.