War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0620 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS,

May 10, 1864-2 o'clock.

Major-General GILLMORE, Commanding, &c:

By examination of prisoners taken from the enemy I learn that but two brigades left their entrenchments at Drewry's Bluff this morning, leaving nobody there. Barton's and Hunton's, or Grayson's [Gracie's], brigades are the ones.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS,

In the Field, May 10, 1864.

Major General Q. A. GILLMORE:

Your dispatch received. Let all the troops be ordered within the defenses to-night.

By command of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, May 10, 1864-4.20 p. m.

Brigadier General A. H. TERRY, Commanding First Division:

You will retire with your command to your old position within the entrenchments, ordering back such parts of Ames' division and the Eighteenth Corps as may have been sent out to your support. Leave no wounded, sick, or stragglers of either command behind, and retire slowly.

By command of Major-General Gillmore:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 10, 1864-9 p. m.

Brigadier-General TERRY:

Major-General Gillmore wishes you to bring all your troops within the defenses to-night, commencing immediately. You will leave your picket line as it was and has been before we started yesterday morning. You will notify all detachments in your front-not of this command-of your withdrawal.

I am, general, very truly, &c.,

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, May 10, 1864-5.15 p. m.

Colonel J. B. HOWELL, Commanding Brigade:

COLONEL: Withdraw your force except a strong picket on the line you now occupy within the lines; the force on your left has been withdrawn.

By command of Major-General Gillmore:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.