will probably have to go. The two companies of Thirteenth New York, at City Point, are ordered here. You have command of all troops on line.
B. F. BUTLER.
June 23, 1864
I was not complaining about Colonel Abbot's being taken away, only of the manner in which it was done. All General Foster's movements have been made by virtue of orders received by him direct from department headquarters. General Weitzel and he have reported back direct. I have no authority over him.
GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,
June 23, 1864.
All the orders to General Foster from these headquarters were made by General Weitzel and exclusively in regard to engineering. If any others have gone it was an oversight and will not happen again.
J. W. SHAFFER.
HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS.
In the Field, June 23, 1864
Major-General BUTLER, Commanding Department:
The following regiments and detachments constitute General Foster's command; Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Eleventh Maine Volunteers, Twenty-fourth Massachusetts, Thirty-ninth Illinois Volunteers, One hundredth New York, Tenth Connecticut, section First Connecticut Battery, section Fifth New Jersey Battery. I propose to relieve the Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania and Thirty-ninth Illinois, which belong to a separate brigade, by the First Maryland (dismounted) Cavalry.
W. T. H. BROOKS.
June 23, 1864-12.15 p.m.
Colonel J. W. SHAFFER.
Chief of Staff:
The following is reported from lookout tower on James River:
The gun dismounted in battery at Howlett's day before yesterday is replaced. Light battery seen moving past Chaffin's Bluff toward Malvern Hill. Cloud of dust on the road indicates of troops in same direction.
W. T. H. BROOKS.
(Same to General Foster.)