War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0102 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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down the turnpike. Can you not reach him with your guns? At least shell his troops as he attempts to reoccupy his lines. There are no guns at Howlett's house.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

Send copy to General Terry for his information.

TERRY'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 16, 1864-10 p.m.

General BUTLER:

If we are not to hold permanently the Howlett house wont's you destroy effectually the magazine and all the earth-works bearing on this reach.

S. P. LEE,

Acting Rear-Admiral.

HEADQUARTERS,

June 16, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel C. E. FULLER,

Chief Quartermaster, Bermuda Hundred:

Get the heaviest and most worthless schooner you can find. Give it a tug and send it up to Admiral Lee's fleet as soon as possible for the purpose of being sunk. Get the cheapest one you can find, but get one. Load it with stone before you send it.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

INTRENCHMENTS OFFICE, June 16, 1864.

General BUTLER:

There are 650 men of Ames' division at City Point. There are five boats at pontoon bridge or Point of Rocks that were sent for Ohio regiments. Please send one of the aides to order all of them here to Captain Dodge at once, as all boats have gone for Wright's corps. What is not needed for Ames' men will be wanted for Wright. I would not let any 100-days' troops leave to-night. I am coming right up.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

BERMUDA, June 16, 1864-12 m.

Colonel SHAFFER:

Major-General Wright has arrived with about 1,500 men on steamer Brooks. Have ordered them to the front. Sent orderly for guide.

By order:

GEO. S. DODGE,

Captain.

BERMUDA, June 16, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER:

I will send all the transportation we have up the Appomattox. Steamer Mattano, 400 men; steamer Johnson, 400 men; Silver Star, 300 men;