War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0834 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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Sheridan's command, comprising 14,000 animals, are to remain. Our supply of forage should be at once increased accordingly. When will the teams for which I have sent leave Washington?

HERMAN BIGGS,

Colonel and Quartermaster.

[MAY 16, 1864.]

Mr. O'BRIEN,

Telegraph Operator:

Bring your line within the intrenchment at once.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

MAY 16, 1864-6 a. m.

General GILLMORE:

The enemy has advanced from his works on our right and made a vigorous demonstration there. A rapid movement on the left would, I think, carry his lines in your front. Make it at once.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

MAY 16, 1864-7.07 [a. m.]

Major-General BUTLER:

Since my dispatch of 6.40 the enemy have made two assaults on General Terry's front in force, and have been repulsed. No troops have been taken from my front.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

MAY 16 1864-8.20 [a. m.]

General BUTLER:

Two regiments have already gone to re-enforce General Smith. No other are moving.

GILLMORE,

General.

MAY 16, 1864-9.30 [a. m.]

General BUTLER:

I am forming line of battle in the brush in rear of my old position.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

[First indorsement.]

General Gillmore is ordered to hold the roads and left on turnpike.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.