War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0282 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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GILLMORE'S,

May 28, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

I have not seen Colonel Serrell since your issued the order to him to report to General Wild. The order was sent to him at once and Major Graef was in command of regiment yesterday and is to-day. I presume the colonel obeyed the order at once and is now with General Wild. Shall I send and ascertain?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

P. S.-I have just heard that Colonel Serrell did go to General Wild yesterday.

Q. A. G.

GILLMORE'S,

May 28, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel G. A. KENSEL,

Assistant Inspector-General:

There are in position on the line of defense eight light batteries. Seven batteries are in reserve and six 12-pounder mountain howitzers.

R. H. JACKSON,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Artillery.

FLAG-SHIP SIGNAL STATION,

May 28, 1864-11.30 a. m.

General TERRY:

Cavalry and wagons in considerable number have passed during the last hour or two from about Cox's toward your front.

LEE,

Admiral.

12.40 P. M.

Respectfully forwarded for General Butler's information.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

GILLMORE'S,

May 28, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

How many men, roughly estimated, are here to hold the line from James River to Appomattox? I merely want the round numbers.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

GILLMORE'S,

May 28, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

The reorganization of Ames' and Turner's divisions, Tenth Corps, under strange commanders, will materially diminish the efficiency