War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0805 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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defenses lies in rear of the batteries which now confront us. Such was the condition one year ago. I have not heard anything more of the cavalry moving to our left. Two or three companies only were seen. Six pieces of artillery also moved in the same direction. Onderdonk is out on my left. when he reports I will at once notify you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 15, 1864-3.40.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding Department:

GENERAL: i have directed the engineer force of Tenth Corps, which has just joined me, to commence making siege material in accordance with your direction, communicated through Captain Farquhar.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 10TH ARMY CORPS,

May 15, 1864-12.10 p. m.

Brigadier General JOHN W. TURNER,

Commanding Second Division:

There seems to be no special change in my front, except that the field pieces there yesterday has been removed this morning, and a stronger infantry force displayed. Our battery on the left seems to have an oblique (almost an enfilading) fire on the enemy's works.

Very respectfully,

W. B. BARTON,

Colonel Forty-eighth New York Vols., Commanding Second Brigadier

MAY 15, 1864.

Brigadier-General TURNER:

GENERAL: Major-General Smith desires me to say that as he expects every moment to receive orders to make an assault, "I wish you to leave in your first line as small a reserve as possible, and send your other regiments close along General Brooks rear, to report at these headquarters, to be posted so as to cover my right in case of disaster."

Respectfully,

N. BOWEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION,

May 15, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Major-General Gillmore for instruction.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Second Division.