War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0366 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS,

June 23, 1864-4.45 p.m.

Brigadier General WILLIAM T. H. BROOKS.

Commanding Tenth Army Corps and Line of Defenses:

I am ordered by the lieutenant-general to re-enforce Smith as much as possible. You will therefore send Turner's division at once. I will see him about retaining his pickets at the old mill, where it may be dangerous to disturb them. All else of the movement is left to you. The lieutenant-general desires this relief to reach Smith so early as to enable Burnside to be relieved and join Meade's left before morning. I need not say to you that I desire the utmost exertion to make dispatch. We are accused of moving slowly. Let us in this instance show the injustice of that accusation. We can forward the necessary supplies and extra ammunition to-morrow. The men are wanted to-night. Let the troops march at once.

BENJ. F. BUTLER.

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS.

June 23, 1864-5.23 p.m

Colonel SHAFFER, Chief of Staff:

Turner is ordered to proceed at once. Terry will relieve his pickets that are to the right of the ravine as soon as it can be done.

W. T. H. BROOKS.

Brigadier-General

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS.

June 23, 1864-12.20 [a.m]

Brigadier-General FOSTER, Deep Bottom:

You can send for the camp equipage of the men of Plaisted's brigade. Colonel Howell's troops will be relieved by the First Maryland (dismounted) Cavalry to-night.

W. T. H. BROOKS.

Brigadier-General.

JUNE 23, 1864.

Brigadier General W. T. H. BROOKS, Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

All is quiet. The enemy have fallen back out of range, and are now half a mile beyond Grover's house.

Yours, &c.

R. S. FOSTER.

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL FOSTER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 23, 1864-7.20 p.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel SMITH, Assistant Adjutant-General:

I will order the 100-days' men here back immediately. One regiment is at the bluff below Four-Mile Creek, at work on the redoubt. Shall I send them all?

Yours,

R. S. FOSTER.

Brigadier-General.