War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0149 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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TERRY'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1864-4.20 a.m.

Colonel SHAFFER:

The enemy are massing on our right.

A. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1864-4.30 a.m. (Received 5.05 a.m.)

General TERRY:

Dispatch received. Wright's divisions have reported. Kautz has returned. A colored regiment has reported to Turner. Re-enforce your line properly. Keep General Butler informed.

B. F. BUTLER.

TERRY'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1864-6 a.m.

Colonel SHAFFER:

I have re-enforced the picket-line four regiments, making seven in all. I think the force now there will be sufficient.

A. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1864.

General TERRY:

What heavy firing of infantry this morning? What news from the front?

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

TERRY'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1864-6.15 a.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

The heavy firing was from a strong attack on the picket-line. The firing has now ceased and the line is so re-enforced as to be, in my opinion, secure. General Wright's troops lie behind the center ready to move.

A. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 17, 1864-8 a.m. (Received 8.05 a.m.)

General TERRY:

The commanding general directs that you cease firing that gun.

J. R. SHAFFER,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.