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GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 20, 1864. (Received 7.15 p. m.)

General BROOKS:

You will relieve all the troops of eighteenth Corps now on the line, as that corps is under orders to march to Petersburg to-night. You will have to occupy the entire line with Tenth Corps.

By order of General Butler:

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel, &c.

Received 7.30 p. m.

A. H. T.,

Brigadier-General.

JUNE 20, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER, Chief of Staff:

The following dispatch has just been received from bermuda:

General BROOKS:

Four guns of battery M, Third New york Artillery, have just arrived, with orders to report to you. They are on board transports, waiting your orders.

NICHOLAS HANSON,

Lieutenant, commanding.

As this battery does not belong to the tenth Corps, some mistake has probably occurred.

In the absence of General Brooks:

ED. W. SMITH.

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 20, 1864.

Brigadier-General BROOKS:

The major-general commanding directs that you have four-gun battery, with ammunition complete and two days' rations, in readiness at your headquarters at 6 a. m. to-morrow morning for duty with General Foster.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Chief Engineer.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 20, 1864.

General BROOKS:

If possible two rifles and two smooth-bores, otherwise all rifles.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Chief Engineer.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 56. In the Field, June 20, 1864.

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2. Pursuant to instructions from department headquarters, the One hundred and forty-eighth Ohio volunteers will proceed to Bermuda Landing and relieve the First U. S. Colored Cavalry.

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

ED. W. SHITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.