War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0110 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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station on the right, and it may be possible to push them. I think Weitzel can hold his left. I have ordered four pieces of artillery to join him near New Market.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Similar dispatch to General Weitzel.)

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 7, 1864 - 11.15 a. m.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding:

I hue repulsed the attack of the enemy on my right flank with great slaughter. The troops seem to be Field's and Pickett's division. I send you a batch of prisoners. I am extending my right flank. The enemy seems to be intenching on Darby road.

D. B. BIRNEY.

[Indorsement.]

Forwarded as per the order of Brigadier-General Rawlins.

B. F. BUTLER.

(Copy to General Grant.)

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

October 7, 1864 - 11.15 a. m.

Major-General BIRNEY:

Dispatch by hand of aide received. Field's division, to wit, Law's, Benning's, and Gregg's brigades, have always been here. There are four regiments of Pickett's division. They may be on the move to get to our right; if so, I think we may send two divisions after them and get between them and their base. What think you? I can hear of no new troops coming over here

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

October 7, 1864 - 12 m.

General BIRNEY:

I think we must not let them intrench on the Darbytown road. Please advance upon them in such force as you can spare, and see if we cannot get on their flank. I am at telegraph office to confer with you.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 7, 1864 - 12.50 p. m. (Received 12. 55 p. m.)

Major-General BUTLER:

The enemy are not falling back from the Darbytown road, and hold a very strong position vacated by Kautz. I will try them at once,