HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, Va., July 26, 1864.
First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, Commanding Battery No. 3,
Thirteenth New York Heavy Artillery, Commanding Detachment:
CAPTAIN: The brigadier-general commanding directs me to request that you will order the artillerists under you command to sleep
to-night by their guns ready for action.
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HDQRS.3rd Brigadier,1ST DIV., 1OTH A. C.,
Deep Bottom, July 26, 1864.
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7. The commanding officer of the Thirtieth Maine Volunteers will at once move with his command to the bluff below Four-Mile Creek, reporting on arrival to Colonel L. D. H. Currie, commanding brigade.
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By command of Brigadier-General Foster:
P. A. DAVIS,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
JULY 26, 1864.
Brigadier General R. S. FOSTER:
I send you a Buffalo Courier* as it comes to me marked. I care nothing for the abuse personal, as, if I drink whisky it will be known, and if I do not it will be found out, and I certainly do think a well behaved negro better than the writer of that article. But for the abuse of General Grant and the real hand of the writer, whom I take to be some sutler's clerk, I think you will do well to see if you can discover the writer, as he will, with his present feeling readily give information to the enemy than aid to the Union. I would not trust such a man lest he should betray me. As his correspondence must pass through your headquarters mail, he may readily be prevented from using it to injure the country.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS, Deep Bottom,
July 26, 1864-12.10 a.m.
Brigadier General G. WEITZEL,
Chief of Staff, Department of Virginia and North Carolina:
I regret to say that the right of my line below Four-Mile Creek was driven back about fifty yards, and they now occupy the line that was held the day Lieutenant Michie was over here. I think if some of my