War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0773 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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MAY 14, 1864-3 p. m.

General GILLMORE:

I do not desire you to assault the works in front. Why not mass your artillery in the skirt of wood that Major Brooks described? Prevent the enemy from doing anything more to it, and try and turn it; only move promptly.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, may 14, 1864-6.20 p. m.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding in the Field:

I recommend that Brigadier-General Ames, now at Port Waltahall junction, be ordered to report here to me, with all the command there except one regiment of infantry and one section of artillery. One half his colored cavalry, or even all of it, might be left there. If these works are to be turned it must be done in large force.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, May 14, 1864-8.20 a. m.

General TURNER:

General Terry is in motion with portions of three brigades (eight regiments) to take the position on your left.

Respectfully, yours,

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

Captain, 47th New York Vols., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

MAY 14, 1864.

General TURNER:

The general commanding desires me to say that several hours ago he sent word to you to relieve regiments skirmishing before their ammunition failed. The Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania has sent to these headquarters four different times for ammunition. Will you please relieve it?

Respectfully, &c.,

N. BOWEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 14, 1864.

General TURNER:

The general commanding desires that you send your ammunition wagons, ambulances, &c., to the opening near Half-Way House, to park for the night, to be prepared for an emergency.

Respectfully,

N. BOWEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.