War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0636 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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left. I am not clear that they will pitch into you, but you had better be ready. You know there are three colored regiments near the signal tower on the left.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, July 4, 1864.

General BROOKS:

What's the row at Foster?

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS,

July 4, 1864. (Received 9.40 p. m.)

General WEITZEL:

What do you mean? I hear nothing from Foster. Can't even get his operator.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

JULY 4, 1864.

General BROOKS:

We thought we heard heavy firing there - musketry and artillery.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 4, 1864.

General WEITZEL:

Foster reports all quiet.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

JULY 4, 1864 - 10.45 p. m.

General FOSTER:

I think it beyond a doubt, from information received, that you will be attacked in the morning by about 5,000 rebels. General Butler thinks so, too. Be prepared.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS,

In the Field, July 4, 1864 - 10.55 p. m.

Brigadier-General FOSTER, Commanding at Deep Bottom:

From information received from department headquarters it is thought the enemy may attack you in the morning with a division.

By order of Brigadier-General Brooks:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.