War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0503 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS,

August 25, 1864.

Major-General ORD:

Directly General Ames arrives I will send 3,000 men. There must be some mistake as to straggling in Terry's division. These men will reach you by dusk and relive as many of yours. The enemy made a sharp an determined attack on my advanced line to-day; that will make me careful in changing.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

August 25, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Major-General BIRNEY:

General Ames' division has arrived here; you had better order the colored brigade to march.

R. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field, August 25, 1864-11 a. m. (Received 11.30 a. m.)

Major-General BIRNEY:

What is your loss in this morning's operations?

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, August 25, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding Department:

My losses are trifling in killed and wounded and a few prisoners. The rebels lost severely in wounded and some fifty prisoners. Will send in report as soon as I can get it. Terry has got his command all in trenches now. Have placed several colonels in arrest for the straggling. Will stop it in a little while.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field, August 25, 1864. (Received 11.45 a. m.)

Major General D. B. BIRNEY,

Tenth Army Corps:

Have you received special order arranging the movements of the colored troops? It is almost exactly what you mention in your last telegraph to General Butler.

By command, &c.:

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.