War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0522 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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JUNE 2, 1864-1 a. m.

General HINKS:

I have ordered some of Wild's men, what can be spared, to Spring Hill with a purpose. You need not send them back. Send them to Spring Hill, and let them remain on board the boats till morning light, and then further orders will be given. I thought you were notified of the bringing up of the men. It is a mistake you were not. Grant's movements may change a plan.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

JUNE 2, 1864. (Received 9.30 a. m.)

General HINKS:

Please come here immediately. I want to see you. Answer.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

JUNE 2, 1864-9.50 a. m.

OFFICER IN COMMAND AT SPRING HILL:

Send the men of Wild's brigade on board their boats at once, to go to commissary what, near Point of Rocks, there to disembark and await orders.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, June 2, 1864-10 a. m.

General BUTLER:

General Hinks left here two hours ago with the intention of calling upon you.

S. A. CARTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COBB'S HILL SIGNAL STATION, VA., June 2, 1864-10.45 a. m.

General BUTLER:

Order received. Boat will leave in half an hour.

AMES,

Colonel.

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, VA., June 2, 1864-11.30 a. m.

General BUTLER:

The boats with the troops under Colonel Holman have left Spring Hill wharf for the Point of Rocks.

AMES,

Colonel.