War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0227 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 19, 1864.

General BROOKS:

You can withdraw the troops, of you think best. As the dead are all rebels would it not be well to wait and let them ask. They will misrepresent it, and claim that we ask to bury our dead.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS, June 19, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

It is doubtful if the enemy can see or know of the dead we want buried. They are close under our front, and will soon become very offensive to the men on picket.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 19, 1864.

General BROOKS:

General Butler is absent. I will submit the question of truce as soon as he returns and let you know.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 19, 1864 - 10 p. m.

General BROOKS:

The commanding general directs that you add to Brigadier-General Foster's brigade so that it numbers 2,000 men; that he and his command be kept from all duty to-morrow so as to [be] ready for important service to-morrow night, and that your order General Foster to report here to-morrow morning for further instructions. He also directs that you detail 1,88 100-days' men with officers and non-commissioned officers to be at your headquarters at 6 p. m. to-morrow for night-work under my direction.

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

No. 55. In the Field, June 19, 1864.

I. The officers and men belonging to Major-General Smith's mobile column, left behind in convalescent camp, are hereby ordered to rejoin their respective commands without delay.

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By order of Brigadier General W. T. H. Brooks:

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.