War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0283 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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of those divisions. On this ground, and this only, I earnestly request that no steps of the kind be taken or allowed. Generals Ames and Turner are educated, accomplished, and efficient soldiers, and have the entire confidence and the most zealous and enthusiastic cooperation of the officers and men of their commands at all times. This frequent change of general officers is ruinous to all efficiency.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

MAY 28, 1864-5.45 p. m.

Major-General GILLMORE:

You will cause two 30-pounder Parrotts from the line and 200 rounds of ammunition therefor to be at abutment of pontoon bridge across the Appomattox on this side at 8 to-morrow morning.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 27.

In the Field, near Hatcher's, Va., May 28, 1864.

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III. The following-named light batteries are hereby organized into brigades to be commanded as follows: Battery M, First U. S. Artillery; Battery C, Third Rhode Island Artillery, and the Thirty-third New York Light Battery, to be commanded by Captain L. L. Langdon, of the First U. S. Artillery. Battery B, First U. S. Artillery; Battery D, First U. S. Artillery, and the Fourth New Jersey Light Battery, to be commanded by Captain S. S. Elder, of the First U. S. Artillery. The brigade commanders above designated will report at once to Brigadier-General Terry.

By command of Major General Q. A. Gillmore:

ISRAEL R. SEALY,

Captain, 47th New York Vols., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 28,

In the Field, near Hatcher's, Va., May 28, 1864.

1. In obedience to instructions from department headquarters, the following batteries are hereby ordered to report immediately for duty to Major General W. F. Smith, commanding Eighteenth Army Corps: Battery B, First U. S. Artillery; Battery L, Fourth U. S. Artillery; Battery A, Fifth U. S. Artillery.

By command of Major General Q. A. Gillmore:

ED. W. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST NEW YORK VOL. ENGINEERS,

In the Field, near Hatcher's, Va., May 28, 1864.

Major General Q. A. GILLMORE,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that one line of wire entanglement along the entrenchments from Batteries Numbers 1 to Numbers 6, was