GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,
June 22, 1864. (Received 8 a.m. 23d).
I can assure you that I did not intend the word seize in the sense that Captain Lyon tells me you constructed it. I wished to describe the material I desired to be returned.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
June 22, 1864-3.30 p.m. (Received 5.30 p.m.)
Brigadier General H. W. BENHAM,
Engineer Brigade, City Point:
The commanding general directs that you command construct a road, with as little delay as practicable, from Captain Strang's landing at City Point to his corral, distance about three-quarters of a mile. Brigadier-General Ingalls, chief quartermaster, at City Point, will furnish any information desired respecting the location of the road. Please acknowledge.
HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,
June 22, 1864-5.30 p.m.
General S. WILLIAMS,
Your dispatch of to-day just received. I will consult with General Ingalls and have the road built immediately.
H. W. BENHAM,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,
June 22, 1864-3 a.m.
General Wright's column is now massing in my rear, and will take position at daylight on my left.
D. B. BIRNEY,
Commanding Second Corps:
GENERAL: There has been some fighting in Barlow's front. I saw the colors of the Sixty-third New York come out and a good many stragglers with the usual stories. I cannot find General B. Skirmishing is brisk along his front. He has partially manned the pits he left this morning. I heard nothing from Russell. I send in a prisoner turned over to me by Captain Ives, Twenty-sixth Michigan-Major and Asst. Adjt. General Thomas S. Mills; refuses to tell what command he belonged to.
C. H. MORGAN,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff, Second Corps.