War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0424 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, June 25, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

I am mortified to find how slow those troops were this morning. I hope it will cause no inconvenience. What is up?

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 25, 1864.

General BROOKS:

Sheridan was attacked last evening at or near Charles City Court-House, having a severe fight, losing heavily. He asked that he might have help to enable him to save trains and get to Wilson's Wharf. I have just learned that his trains and part of his cavalry have got to Wilson's Wharf. Will let you know when we get further news. I supposed you had done all you could to get the troops started.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel, &c.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 25, 1864.

Brigadier-General BROOKS:

Sheridan is safe behind the intrenchments at Douthat's Landing. All quiet on the Potomac.

J. W. SHAFFER.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 25, 1864.

Brigadier-General BROOKS:

Your troops which left this morning have returned and have been ordered to report to their brigade commander.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 25, 1864.

General BROOKS:

I have been compelled to order one piece and caisson of the Fourth Wisconsin Battery to report without delay to General Smith.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

JUNE 25, 1864-9.55 p.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

The Fourth Wisconsin Battery does not belonging to this corps.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.