War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0473 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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FORT MONROE, June 1, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

Your dispatch received, and the boats we have shall be sent at once and the others as they come in. But few are here. I have ordered them on Bermuda Hundred as they returned from White House. We have three coating.

H. BIGGS,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

GILLMORE'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 1, 1864.

General BUTLER:

General Terry's pickets on the right, Ames' old front, have been driven back from their advanced rifle-pits. The enemy pierced the line in several places. They still hold the woods. I have ordered re-enforcements and entrenching tools out.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

June 1, 1864-10 a. m.

Major-General GILLMORE:

The commanding general directs that you immediately cause a thorough inspection of your camps to be made, and have every sandbag, illegally used by soldiers, to be turned in at your engineer depot.

Very respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General, &c.

HEADQUARTERS,

June 1, 1864-10.30 a. m.

General Gillmore will please telegraph me a full report of the cause of the artillery fire last night; by whose orders it was done, and the casualties therefrom; the number of guns used by the enemy, and the details of what should have been a most serious engagement to have justified the expenditure of ammunition.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

June 1, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

About 2.30 last night the enemy opened with light artillery along their entire line on Terry's front. We replied from Battery Numbers 3. There was no picket-firing. We had 2 men wounded. the gunboats fired some shots, but not many.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.