War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0901 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 18, 1864-5.50 p.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

General Terry will at once send 50 of his best sharpshooters to the bluff opposite Dutch Gap, to keep down the artillery fire there, as reported by Admiral Lee. General Terry will consult with the admiral upon the matter.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 18, 1864.

General GILLMORE:

I am at my headquarters.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 18, 1864-6.25 p.m. (Received 6.50 p.m.)

Major-General GILLMORE:

Send down teams from your batteries to bring from landing two 20-pounder Parrotts to put in position near Curtis' house, to shell batteries at Lower Dutch Gap and also at Hawlett's. Admiral Lee telegraphs that batteries are being put up at both places. Get guns up and in position to-night. Send also for ammunition for these guns. Inform Colonel Abbot to be prepared to mount guns.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 18, 1864-7 p.m.

General BUTLER:

GENERAL: Dispatch received. The teams are on the way to the landing for two 20-pounder Parrott guns. To whom shall the officer in command apply for them, and where can be necessary ammunition be procured?

In the absence of Major-General Gillmore, who is at the front,

R. H. JACKSON,

Lieutenant Colonel and Chief of Arty., Tenth Army Corps.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 18, 1864-6.30 p.m. (Received 6.50 p.m.)

General GILLMORE:

Take measures to effectually prevent a surprise to-night or in the fog in the morning.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Same to General Smith.)