War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0742 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Right of the Enemy's Line (inside his works),

May 13 1864-4.30 p.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

After a severe conflict we have taken the enemy's works on his extreme right. Ammunition and provisions for this command should be sent here. I have not heard from General Ames since my last dispatch, or from any other portion of your command. I do not know where you are or where to communicate with you. I send this by way of the railroad over which one column of my command advanced. The troops have behaved splendidly.

Very respectfully,

Q. A GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, May 13, 1864-6.10 p.m.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

If you can find the wagons from my command with rations and ammunition, send them to the railroad by the road I took this morning. I will send a force there there to meet them.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

MAY 13, 1864-7 p.m.

General GILLMORE:

Dispatch received. Your success is truly gratifying and worthy your energy and perseverance. We are before the enemy's works at this point. Half-Way House. Ammunition and provisions will be sent forward. Can you not meet your own there?

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

IN THE FIELD, May 13, 1864-8 a.m.

General GILLMORE:

I have sent your dispatch to General Ames. The whole line is advancing. I will the pathway you reconnoitered as soon as General Smith returns, he having gone out to advance General Brooks' line, which you know now holds the left next to you.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

MAY 13, 1864-7 p.m.

General AMES:

General Gillmore has carried the enemy's works on their right. We are before them on the left. Glorious news from Grant inclosed. Can you hold your own without help? Guard against surprise and night attack. Report to me frequently, near Half-Way House (Dr. Cheatham's).

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.