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regiment of Ohio troops will be sent to Fort Powhatan to garrison that place and relieve the regiment now there. Colonel Stafford will march with his colored troops and report to General Hinks before Petersburg, or wherever he may be.

B. F. BUTLER.

TERRY'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 16, 1864-5 a.m.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

The pickets report the evacuation of the front line of the rebel works on the right and are now being pushed forward to occupy them and ascertain what has become of the enemy.

Respectfully,

A. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 16, 1864-5.30 a.m.

General TERRY:

Dispatch received. If there is any truth in the report of pickets, would it not be well to make a bold push for the entire line?

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 16, 1864.

General TERRY:

Send immediately to General Smith the 20-pounder Parrott battery.

By command of Major-General Butler:

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

June 16, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The 20-pounder Parrott battery will start immediately. The commanding officer reports that he has not sufficient horses to take his battery wagon and forge. Shall he leave them, or can your order horses to be sent to him, as there are none here available?

A. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

Per A. T[ERRY].

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 16, 1864-7.20 a.m. (Received 8 a.m.)

General TERRY:

Keep pushing them.

B. F. BUTLER.