War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0201 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 18, 1864.

General BROOKS:

If your picket-line is attacked push a force out. General Wright will support you with his corps. What is this firing? General Butler is at City Point.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS, June 18, 1864 - 5.45 p. m.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

The disturbance on the picket is all over, and our line is undisturbed. They make a slight dash and lost three prisoners. It was preceded by a short but vigorous cannonading.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, June 18, 1864 - 6.40 p. m.

Brigadier-General BROOKS,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

From a prisoners just taken I learn that we have now in front of us Pickett's and S. B. Buckner's (late Hood's) divisions, of Longstreet's corps, Pickett's numbering some 5,000 men and Hood's between 5,000 and 6,000. This is all force in our front.

BENJ. F. BUTLER.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS, June 18, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

General Turner has just telegraphed to General Terry that he has not old soldiers sufficient to perform picket duty; that he lost yesterday very advantageous ground in endeavoring to do picket duty with 100-days' men and colored troops; his old men are worn out. I can't very well supply General Turner's demands. Cannot the Eighteenth Corps assist us?

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 18, 1864.

General BROOKS:

I have ordered a regiment from Eighteenth Corps to report to Turner.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.