War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0263 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 27, 1864-1.15 p. m.

Major-General GILLMORE:

The commanding general directs that your order Lieutenant Beecher, commanding Battery A, Fifth U. S. Artillery; Lieutenant Hunt, commanding Battery L, Fourth U. S. Artillery, and Captain Elder, commanding Battery B, First U. S. Artillery, to report immediately in person with their commands to Major-General Smith for duty. They are wanted this evening.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

May 27, 1864-7 p. m.

Major-General GILLMORE:

The major-general commanding directs that you detail fatigue parties to report at 7 a. m. daily to Captain Suess at the redoubt on the right of General Marston's old headquarters, to Captain Eaton near the Curtis house, and to Lieutenant Parsons in front of Battery Numbers 3. These details to be made until the works are finished.

Very respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

Write letter for daily detail.

General Kautz, 200 men to report to Captain Suess, Volunteer Engineers, at redoubt on right of General Marston's old headquarters. General Terry, 150 to Lieutenant Parsons.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 27, 1864-8 p. m.

Major-General BUTLER, Commanding:

A report reaches me that it is in contemplation to reorganize Ames' and Turner's divisions of the Tenth Corps. Can this be true?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 27, 1864-8.25 p. m.

Major-General BUTLER, Commanding:

In the present reduced force under my command, and the amount of work yet to be done on the main line, I suggest that work on the redoubt near Curtis' house be suspended for the present. I do not see any use of the redoubt, for if the main line is ever carried this redoubt will not stop and enemy's pursuit.

Very respectfully,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.