War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0308 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

Search Civil War Official Records

JULY 17, 1764.

Commander J. M. B. CLITZ,

U. S. Steamer Osceola, City Point:

The commanding general directs me to request you to keep all naval vessels away from Wilcox's Wharf until further orders, unless our transports are fired into. This request is made because he is preparing an expedition to capture the whole rebel force there.

G. WITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Actin Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS, July 17, 1864.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Grant's Headquarters:

I have notice by telegraph that acceptance of my resignation was mailed on the 14th. Has it been received at your headquarters?

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, Va., July 17, 1864 - 10 p.m.

Brigadier-General BROOKS:

The following dispatch is transmitted for your information.* General Butler desires me to say to you to be ready. He expects the attack about 3 o'clock.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

(Same to Generals Martindale, Foster, and Kautz.)

In addition, to General Kautz: Let all your men be ready to take position quickly on the line. Report to General Brooks.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 17, 1864 - 10.30 p. m.

General WEITZEL:

Dispatch received. Please give orders to have the colored troops on the left of the line in readiness, and, if possible, places subject to my orders.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 17, 1864 - 10.50 p.m.

General BROOKS:

Dispatch received. I have notified the colored troops and have ordered General Paine to report to you. They, as all troops between the Appomattox and James (cavalry, infantry, and artillery) are under your command. Give them any orders you think proper.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

---------------

* See Grant to Butler, 9.35., p.307.

---------------