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enemy. I deem it practicable to push to the front little by little, but the plan needs some elaboration. I think, however, that an attack upon the enemy in considerable force will have to be made first to regain the ground we want to use. I would like to have Captain Farquhar, as he has doubtless studied the ground.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

GILLMORE'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 19, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

I have examined the ground spoken of, and am having a sketch prepared and will report shortly.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 19, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

The enemy opened a brisk artillery fire upon our advance line about an hour since, but the line has not moved.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Trenches, May 19, 1864-8.50 p.m.

Captain SEALY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: If the advance redoubt on the left is to be worked at to-morrow 200 more men will be enquired-say from General Ames. This is the one Lieutenant Archer was at work upon to-day. Please answer.

ED. W. SERRELL,

Colonel of Engineers, New York Volunteers.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 19, 1864-9.20 p.m.

Major-General GILLMORE:

General Butler will meet you, with General Smith, on General Ames' line, to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock, to consult in regard to projected work.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

[Indorsement.]

Colonel SHAFFER:

I will be there at the appointed time.

GILLMORE,

General.