War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0618 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS TURNER'S DIVISION,

On Railroad, May 10, 1864-2 a. m.

[General BUTLER:]

GENERAL: A contraband just from Richmond says Grant whipped Lee three times. Lonstreet killed. Expect us to take Richmond this time. Expect 10,000 men from Richmond to Petersburg. This man says rebels have a rifle-pit from James River at Drewry's Bluff to Half-Way Station on Petersburg railroad, 2 miles from Chester Station. Got four brigades at Drewry's. Hagood's brigade fighting us day before yesterday and Pickett's; Beauregard said to be at Petersburg. Says most of the enemy are with Lee on the Rapidan.

I inclose this dispatch just received from General Foster; he is with General Terry. I have ordered the balance of the brigade left with West to go back there.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

[MAY 10, 1864.-For Gillmore to Butler, see p. 36.]

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, May 10, 1864-9.25 a. m.

Major-General BUTLER:

Time that might be of great value to us can be saved by retiring from the line of Swift Creek just as we lie.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Junction of old and new pikes, near railroad,

May 10, 1864-2.40 p. m.

Major General B. F. BUTLER,

Commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina:

GENERAL: Your dispatches by bearer are received. General Terry is at the same place, on the new pike next to the railroad. The fighting there has been severe. General Turner received a flag of truce from the enemy just as he was retiring. I have ordered him to detain them, subject to your instructions. General Turner's brigade is at this junction, and will not move until I hear again from General Terry. I inclose you the papers concerning flag of truce and await your orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, May 10, 1864-3.30 p. m.

Major General B. F. BUTLER,

Commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina:

GENERAL: I am now at the junction of pike and the direct road to Chester Station. General Terry has pushed the enemy up the pike, and holds the ground the enemy held this morning. Colonel