troops to you. I have taken therefore the liberty to halt the column now filing past your late headquarters. Can we not get out better by the head of Three-Mile Creek; of course, this is but a suggestion, not an order, as you are under Hancock's orders. I will order forward the column as soon as the officer who takes this returns, if you desire it.
B. F. BUTLER,
August 14, 1864-3.30 p. m.
The only dispatch received for you was that the junction of Four-Mile Creek and New Market Creek* was the position he desired you to take. I replied to General Hancock that you understood it and was about to make the advance if practicable. The dispatch of General Hancock was received at 3 o'clock, dated 1.15 p. m.
B. F. BUTLER.
August 14, 1864.
Commanding Tenth Corps:
Dispatch received.+ All honor to the brave Tenth Corps. These six guns and the two mortars will make a gap in the enemy's lines by which I trust you will go through. You have done more that was expected of you by the lieutenant-general.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,
August 14, 1864-1 p. m.
U. S. Navy:
CAPTAIN: If you can take such a position as will enable you to shell the junction of the Kingsland and Varina roads, I shall be obliged it you will do it. General Hancock says you have the range.
D. B. BIRNEY,
Which junction on the New Market road do you refer to in your note?
D. B. BIRNEY,
*So in original, but see Walker to Birney, 1.15 p. m., p. 185,
where it reads New Market road.
+See 5.05 p. m., Part I, p. 677.