War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0105 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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GILMORE'S

May 22, 1864-11 a. m.

Major-General BUTLER:

The dead bodies between our picket and those of the enemy on Terry's front are becoming very offensive. I respectfully suggest that they be buried under a flag of truce.

Very respectfully,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 22, 1864-11.45 a. m.

Colonel SHAFFER:

I have received four blue flags. I propose to replace the stars on the division flags by the corp's badge, which is a square bastioned fort, very like a star in effect. I presume there can be on objection on this.

Yours, &c.,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

CURTIS' HOUSE, May 22, 1864-12.15 p. m.

General GILLMORE:

Will you give me a list of your working parties, their numbers, the division from which they are detailed, and the points at which they are employed to-day?

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

Officer will await answer.

HDQRS. DEPT OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, May 22, 1864.

Major General Q. A. GILLMORE,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you furnish my assistant, Captain S. C. Eaton, with a detail of 200 men, with proper proportion of tools, and 25 engineer soldiers, with proper proportion of non-commissioned officers, to report to-morrow morning at 7 o'clock, and that you renew this detailed daily, until Captain Eaton reports the work finished.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Engineers.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 22, 1864-10.10 p. m.

Major-General GILLMORE:

The commanding general directs that you furnish the tools at the rate of one tool to every 3 men, taking them from those portion of