War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0904 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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MAY 18, 1864.

General HINKS:

We are engaged with the enemy.

DUNCAN,

Colonel.

MAY 18, 1864-11.55 a.m.

Colonel DUNCAN:

In what force are the enemy?

HINKS,

General.

MAY 18, 1864.

General HINKS:

As far as known the force is small, with two pieces of artillery.

DUNCAN,

Colonel.

MAY 18, 1864.

General HINKS:

I am here. The enemy has ceased firing.

WHITE,

Captain.

MAY 18, 1864-12.25 p.m.

Colonel DUNCAN:

Keep me well informed of the enemy's movements.

HINKS,

General.

MAY 18, 1864.

General HINKS:

The enemy has retired and our picket-line is being re-established. Please send up Lieutenant Lambert's extract ammunition; it is at the wharf. Captain Dollard has gone out to reconnoiter.

DUNCAN,

Colonel.

MAY 18, 1864.

Colonel DUNCAN:

How much, of what caliber, and for what guns is the extra ammunition called for desired?

HINKS,

General.