War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0220 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 13, 1864-3 p.m. (Received 3.27 p.m.)

Major-General BUTLER:

Ames' attempt to pierce the line was not successful. I shall now retire in accordance with your last dispatch.

ALF. H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 13, 1864-7 p.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

My troops are all in. We were not followed except by a line of skirmishers on the extreme right. These came on but for a short distance, and were soon stopped by the artillery. I think that the total loss in this corps is between 300 and 400, of which from two-thirds to three-fourths falls on the First Division. I do not know Kautz's loss, but think it must be slight. I expect to be able to telegraph you the precise number of casualties this evening.

ALF. H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 13, 1864-7. 10 a.m.

Brigadier-General AMES,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: I would suggest that you form a crochet on your right or an echelon to cover your right flank until the truth of Colonel Spear's report is ascertained.

Very respectfully,

WM. P. SHREVE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 13, 1864.

Colonel CURTIS,

Commanding Brigade, Second Division:

COLONEL: Please look out for my left. Get scouts well out, and should you ascertain any attempt to turn my left (the left of General Birney), march against the enemy and attack him.

Respectfully, yours,

ALF. H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

October 13, 1864-8.45 a.m.

General BIRNEY,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that General Ames is prepared to attack. When he goes in, please to make