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BATTERY No. 3, June 18, 1864-2.20 a.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

Your dispatch is received.* The attacking force had just been got into position in front of the intrenchments, General Ames, with the detail from my command forming the first line, Major-General Wright's troops following and also forming on the right to move through the woods in front of Battery No. 3. In obedience to your orders the men are now being withdrawn.

A. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

JUNE 18, 1864-9.50 a.m.

(Received 10 a.m.)

General TERRY:

Have you any means of determining whether the enemy still continue in force in your front? Have any deserters or prisoners come in? Answer by telegraph.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, June 18, 1864-10.05 a.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

General Foster reports that the enemy have shown no disposition to attack this morning, but are reported to have a heavy picket-line, and to have had strong fatigue parties at work along their lines all night and this morning. No deserters have been received and but one prisoner, so severely wounded as to be unable to give any information.

ALF. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 9.

In the Field,near Hatcher's, Va., June 18, 1864.

In accordance with special orders, headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, June 17, 1864, the undersigned assumes command of the troops of this corps.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL TERRY'S HEADQUARTERS, June 18, 1864-3.20 p.m.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER:

I shall be for the next two or three hours at my old camp near General Smith.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

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*See Butler to Wright and Terry,1.40 a.m., p.189.

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