War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0902 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 18, 1864-7.15 p.m. (Received 7.40 p.m.)

Colonel JACKSON, Chief of Artillery:

There are no 20-pounder guns at Bermuda Landing. Detain your teams.

By command of Major-General Butler:

HOWARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Inspector of Artillery.

MAY 18, 1864.

(Received 12.40 p.m.)

Major General Q. A. GILLMORE, Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Things have become quiet along the front. I have 2 prisoners. General Butler is here examining them. I will send them to you as soon as he is through with them.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ALF. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, May 18, 1864-3.20 p.m.

Brigadier-General TERRY, Commanding First Division:

It is all important the picket-line should be held firmly until the slashing in its rear is completed. Colonel Serrell has general charge of the work. If he should ask for more details of men you will furnish them.

By order of Major-General Gillmore:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, May 18, 1864-6.35 p.m.

Brigadier-General TURNER:

Return with your command to camp and resume your present position at 3 a.m. to-morrow, the men taking their breakfast with them.

By order of Major-General Gillmore:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 18, 1864-11.15 a.m.

Lieutenant Colonel ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report the fact that the picket-line of my command has been re-established on the original ground, occupied this morning, and that the firing on the part of the enemy has almost entirely ceased.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. AMES,

Brigadier-General.