War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0452 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS, In the Field, July 25, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff, Fortress Monroe:

By direction of the lieutenant-general commanding, no passes or permits to recruiting agents of States will be given allowing such agents to come to the front.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, July 25, 1864-5 p.m.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT:

How much of the mortar powder and mortar fuses have you left of what you took with you originally?

G. D. RAMSAY,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Ordnance.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 25, 1864.

General WEITZEL,

Chief of Staff:

General Foster has captured an orderly of Captain Cochran, Seventeenth Mississippi, who reports two Mississippi regiments advancing toward my pickets on the lower side of Four-Mile Creek. I have strengthened the line. A telegram just received reports heavy firing on picket-line below Four-Mile-Creek.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, July 25, 1864-6.15 p.m.

Major DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Foster has captured two prisoners from Kershaw's division. They report that division with three other brigades in Foster's front. They came from Petersburg and report A. P. Hill in command of the troops in Foster's front, having relieved Kershaw to-day of command of all the force there. The enemy seem to be uneasy as to Foster's position. I will forward the prisoners.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, July 25, 1864.

Major General D. B. BIRNEY:

The general commanding directs me to acknowledge your dispatch and to ask you to send the prisoners over here as soon as possible.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.