HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,
May 31, 1864-10.25 a. m.
The enemy have made an attack on Hinks, on other side of Appomattox. It may be only a diversion. We may be attacked. Keep your troops well in hand, and assume command of all artillery within the limits of your line. The First Regiment Connecticut Artillery are available for serving the guns and manning parapet as infantry.
Q. A. GILLMORE,
(Same to Generals Turner and Kautz.)
HDQRS. TENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 6. In the Field, near Hatcher's, Va., May 31, 1864.
I. The general officers commanding on the line of entrenchments will take immediate steps to render available the services of every officer and man within the limits of their respective commands capable of bearing arms for defense.
II. In case of attack by the enemy, the companies and detachments of the First Regiment Connecticut Heavy Artillery distributed along the line will be under orders of the officer within the limits of whose command they may be stationed, and will be used to serve their guns and man the parapet near them.
III. The artillery fire of the line will not be expended for trivial causes.
By command of Major General Q. A. Gillmore:
ED. W. SMITH,
May 31, 1864.
General Hinks will tell me exactly how many troops he can take from City Point and Spring Hill for the purpose of a movement on Petersburg-infantry and cavalry alone wanted. I have sent 500 men from Duncan's brigade to Spring Hill to-day.
BENJ. F. BUTLER.
May 31, 1864.
General Wild will say exactly how many troops he can spare me and hold his place, under the circumstances, at Wilson's Wharf. Give me all the men, and the best organized he had. I don't want artillery, but infantry. He will also go to Fort Powhatan and see how many troops may be spared there, so long as Fort Powhatan is covered, and what is the best organization to send from there. In-