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GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 16, 1864-8.25 p.m. (Received 8.40 p.m.)

Captain TERRY:

Direct the 30-pounder to open at once and fire every five minutes. General Terry is here.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

June 16, 1864-9.40 p.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

Colonel Abbot, chief of artillery of the intrenchments, reports that the 30-pounder is an old gun, and that he thinks that it will be a severe strain to the piece to fire it more rapidly than once in ten minutes.

A. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 16, 1864.

General TERRY:

Fire at once the turnpike every five minutes, as has been ordered. If the gun bursts, let it burst.

BUTLER,

Major-General.

GENERAL TERRY'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 16, 1864-10.20 p.m.

Colonel KENSEL:

Is it General Butler's wish that the Parrott 30-pounder shall fire on the Howlett house battery or on the turnpike? The officer in command understands it to be the latter.

A. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 16, 1864.

General TERRY:

Your dispatch received. Fire it once every five minutes, according to first order.

G. A. KENSEL,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

June 16, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER:

I forward copy of report from general officer of the day:

An active movement of artillery has been going on for some two hours. The general direction is southwardly. The sound is too confused to be well traced. It may be this is stopped on our front. This is on our right and center and passes to our left.

VORIS.

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.