War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0402 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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NEW BERNE, May 4, 1864-7.30 p.m.

COMMANDER OF RENO

(Via steamer Lockwood):

We are attacked on the Tenth road. Please keep a good lookout.

WARD,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

CAMP PALMER, May 4, 1864.

General PALMER:

Captain Clark's report concerning the howitzers was correct. Car you send us two rammers and sponges; also 60 rounds of shrapnel case and 60 rounds of shell. A large fire is reported on the south side of the Trent.

G. F. WARD.

Aide-de-Camp.

FORT GASTON, May 4, 1864-8.30 p.m.

General HARLAND,

New Berne:

I understand we are having trouble at Rocky Run. Had I not better remain here until morning?

McCHESNEY,

Colonel.

NEW BERNE, May 4, 1864-8.40 p.m.

Colonel McCHESNEY,

Fort Gaston:

Yes.

HARLAND,

General.

[Memorandum by Signal Operator.]

CAMP PALMER, May 4, 1864.

At 5.30 p.m. a dispatch was received from the Red House stating that our pickets were driven in at Pine Tree. Quite a number of messages immediately followed, and at 7 p.m. the force at Red House was ordered to fall back in good order to Batchelder's Creek. Sergeant Morrow, in charge of Red House Station, fell back with the column, and reported with his men to Lieutenant Moffatt at Station Numbers 1.

NEW BERNE SIGNAL STATION,

May 4, 1864-7.40 p.m.

COMMANDER OF FORT GASTON:

We are attacked on the Trent Road. Be vigilant, &c.

W. M. PRATT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.