War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0454 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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[Second indorsement.]

I know of none, but I will send out a staff officer immediately to ascertain.

A. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 26, 1864-9.30.

General BROOKS:

The commanding general believes that the enemy have increased their force in front at least 5,000, and desires that you use all precautions against them, and especially that part of the line occupied by new troops.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel, &c.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 26, 1864-9.30.

General BROOKS:

Send as soon as possible a report of all the troops of the Tenth Corps, both those on the line with General Foster, General Turner, and those down the river, distinguishing between infantry, cavalry, dismounted cavalry, and artillery.

By command of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 26, 1864.

General BROOKS:

The following just been received, and is respectfully forwarded:

RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION, June 26-3.40 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

About fifty of the enemy's pickets that have been stationed in the edge of the woods due west, about half a mile from me, have left, taking with them their guns, knapsacks, and equipments, &c., into the woods south of the railroad station.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

L. B. NORTON,

Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, June 26, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

Signal officer at water battery reports that cavalry and wagons have been for an hour and are still crossing from east to west at Cox's Ferry.

W. T. H. BROOKS.

(Copy forwarded to Lieutenant-General Grant.)