War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0518 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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force. The Seventh Connecticut have lost probably 150 in killed, wounded, and prisoners, among them 5 officers. The Eleventh Maine have lost 3 officers, including Colonel Spofford, wounded.

Very respectfully,

A. H. TERRY,

Brigadier-General.

P. S.-The rifle-pits in front of Numbers 4 are partly held by us and partly by the enemy. I have given orders to endeavor to edge up from the left and get the whole line.

A. H. T.

[Indorsement.]

Respectfully forwarded to General Butler.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS, June 2, 1864.

Major-General GILLMORE:

I have the examined a half dozen of these prisoners. There was no charge made by anybody but the picket-line. One very intelligent Pole informs me that Colonel Dantzler, who was killed, said, "Boys, they are evacuating; we will go in and have some fun," and they charged to find out, in order, they said, to understand why we did not reply to the shelling last night. There are no troops massed in our front. There is the line only, weakly defended. Four brigades left there three nights ago, and Evans' brigade, a portion of whom made this charge, were sent from the left to hold their place, they proposing to hold their right by means of Fort Clifton. I have ordered over all of Duncan's brigade from Spring Hill.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

GILLMORE'S, June 2, 1864.

Major DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

In answer to telegram I have the honor to report 98 officers and 2,437 enlisted men present for duty in the colored regiments under my command. Of this number 30 officers and 617 men belong to the colored cavalry.

Very respectfully,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

GILLMORE'S, June 2, 1864-11 p. m.

Major-General BUTLER:

I have the honor to forward the following dispatch just received.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.