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AUGUST 14, 1864-1.15 p. m.

General BIRNEY,

Commanding Tenth Corps:

GENERAL: The junction of Four-Mile Creek with the New Market road is the point to which the major-general commanding referred in a previous dispatch.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

3 P. M.

General Birney got dispatch, and has advanced to take the point referred to in this dispatch.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

GENERAL BIRNEY'S SIGNAL STATION,

August 14, 1864-1.20 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

General Birney, who is across the creek, will push for the New Market road at once. Apparently General Birney has troops within a few hundred yards of New Market.

COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864-5.25 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I am connecting with the battery of Second Corps and am establishing picket-line. I will it complete. As I am now sharply engaged in trying to save the guns captured I may have to shorten my line. I have sent two officers to report progress.

Yours, truly,

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 14, 1864-5.40 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

Your are mistaken in supposing that the enemy are withdrawing from my front. They are in force on my whole front, and with a heavy artillery five. They are plainly to be seen. I have ordered General Terry to advance his skirmishers at once, and connect closely with the Second Corps picket-line.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.