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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, October 12, 1864. (Received 3.40 p.m.)

Major-General BUTLER:

I desire to notify you that the movement of the troops is going on while the flag of truce still remains on the picket-line, not having been dismissed by the enemy.

G. WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, October 12, 1864. (Received 3.30 p.m.)

General WEITZEL:

I am inclined to think that force moving to the rear to be the deserters and prisoners of the various regiments that were in the local defense. Our information is that they were to be taken out and sent to their regiments as soon as they could be spared. Has anything been heard of Kensel yet? If we do not move soon we can't to-night.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, October 12, 1864. (Received 3.40 p.m.)

Major-General BUTLER:

Kensel is still on the enemy's picket-line with flag. My troops were in motion an hour ago.

G. WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, October 12, 1864-3.55 p.m.

Major-General WEITZEL,

Commanding Eighteenth Army Corps:

Terry is ready to move, but will not move until direction from me. The moment the flag of truce returns let me know. I suppose you refer to the movements of our troops. No offensive movements will be made until the flag returns.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, October 12, 1864. (Received 4.10 p.m.)

Major-General BUTLER:

Shall I send for Kensel to return? My troops are all in position on New Market road.

G. WEITZEL,

Brevet Major-General.

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