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GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 21, 1864.

Colonel SMITH:

What report is strength is strength of General A. H. Terry's taken from? Answer.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel, &c.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS,

June 21, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER, Chief of Staff:

The strength of General Terry's command is taken from tri-monthly of yesterday, excepting dismounted cavalry, which was taken from field return of this morning. The report was obtained from General Terry in the form as sent.

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[JUNE 21, 1864.]

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER, Chief of Staff:

I am waiting for General Turner's estimate of the strength of his command. No return has been rendered by those regiments since they returned from General Smith's command.

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

BROOKS' HEADQUARTERS,

June 21, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER:

Please have General Turner informed that Bell's brigade of his division is held in readiness to support Foster.

BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

General TURNER:

This dispatch just received from General Brooks. You must keep the brigade ready, as Foster may need it.

Respectfully,

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

June 21, 1864-3.20 p. m.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER, Chief of Staff:

Colonel Bell's brigade, of Turner's division, is ordered to be held in readiness to move at a moment's notice to the support of General Foster, if sent for.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.