and ninety-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, which will, upon being relieved, march to the front without delay, and report for duty to Colonel F. B. Pond, Sixty-second Ohio Volunteers, commanding First Brigade.
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By order of Bvt. Major General A. H. Terry:
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS, October 9, 1864-5.35 p.m.
The enemy had some cavalry come over last night. May this not be a prelude to attempting to break through on the left? We have 1,000 beeves there as a temptation, to say nothing of a major-general and his staff. Will you look to that a little, as a deserter from the Virginia says that he came through from the grave-yards directly into your redoubt and was not challenged.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, October 9, 1864. (Received 6.35 p.m.)
I have a staff officer on Paine's picket-line every morning at 4 o'clock who remains on until after sunrise. All the officers on this duty make the same charge you do against Paine's pickets. I have therefore sent the dispatch to him with orders to teach his pickets their duty. As for the cavalry dash, I would be most anxious to have the rebels try, for I need some spare horses very much. I think I could get them in that way.
HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, October 9, 1864.
I have no objection to your taking General Carr from this command. He told me you would assign him to a separate command outside of this corps if I am willing. I would rather, however, that you would relieve Marston and let me keep Carr. The two together will not work.
CITY POINT, VA., October 10, 1864-4.30 p.m.
Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
Our entire loss in the enemy's attack on our lines on Friday, the 7th instant, does not exceed 300 in killed, wounded, and missing. The