War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0589 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, May 9, 1864-8 a.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

I am waiting for the cavalry. The pickets are engaged on my right, and I do not like to leave this place till the cavalry comes.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, May 9, 1864-8.10 a.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

General Ames is destroying the railroad. General Turner is within supporting distance. Terry, except two regiments, is behind Turner.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, May 9, 1864-9.45 a.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

A few of the enemy's cavalry are on the turnpike on our right. Can you not send and drive them away or capture them? There may be a heavier force behind them and the pike should be struck by the cavalry this side of the creek you mention.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

MAY 9, 1864.

Major-General GILLMORE:

I would respectfully suggest to you that I think we can capture a force of rebels supposed to be stationed at the Junction, if you will swing your right well around so as to come in their rear. We can then destroy the road at our leisure.

Very respectfully,

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, Turnpike, May 9, 1864-10.15 a.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

I have just received dispatches from General Smith, and shall move my command toward the left on the railroad to keep up communication with him. My headquarters will be with General Ames' division on or near the railroad. No enemy on the railroad, so far as I know.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.