War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0519 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH CORPS, In the Field, June 2, 1864-10 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I regret to report that they enemy have again broken into our picket-line near the angel of the woods. I have ordered 150 additional men and hope to retake the position. My force ice very weak for the great amount of duty which it is called upon to perform. The number of men required for the picket-line and redans is so great as the seriously waken the defense of the entrenchments. I therefore most earnestly request that the Sixth-second Ohio Volunteers, which has been absent from my command nearly a month, may be returned to me.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Brigadier-General, Commanding.

BATTERY Numbers 3, June 2, 1864-9.40 a. m.

Admiral S. P. LEE:

Will you be so kind as to shell on the direction of the range posts, giving such elevation to your guns as will carry the shot well over the farthest woods?



BATTERY Numbers 3, June 2, 1864-2 p. m.

Major-General GILLMORE:

Colonel Plimpton has advanced his men and occupied the rifle-pits in the woods; he is getting possession of the unoccupied ones in the open field. He has about a dozen prisoners. The enemy opened furiously on Numbers 3 with guns from four points. We replied from 3, 4, and 5, shut them up.



HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, June 2, 1864-10.45 p. m.

Brigadier General A. H. TERRY,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: Your dispatch of 10 p. m. is received and will be forwarded to the major-general commanding the department. Major-General Gillmore deems it important that the position be regained, and directs that if you are again forced a garrison be placed in the new redoubt in front of Battery Numbers 1.

Respectfully, &c.,


Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.