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HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, June 14, 1864-10.35 a.m.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff:

An officer from Admiral Lee is here and reports that a cavalry force with some artillery was seen between Deep Bottom and Malvern Hill yesterday afternoon. They had a number of wagons with them. Do you know whether this force belongs to us or the enemy? The gunboats shelled them yesterday. Sharp musketry firing was heard near Deep Bottom or in a northeasterly direction from there.

Your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

JUNE 14, 1864.

Major General Q. A. GILLMORE:

We have no knowledge whether it is our force or not. Our cavalry is out in that direction, but what you allude to is probably from the description the enemy's.

R. S. DAVIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

JUNE 14, 1864.

Major-General GILLMORE:

Send by signal to Admiral Lee immediately that our troops are at Malvern Hill and they are the ones he is shelling.

By command of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS.] HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C.,

In the Field, near Point of Rocks, Va.,

June 14, 1864.

I. Major General Q. A. Gillmore having requested a court of inquiry upon his official action in the expedition to Petersburg, because of the indorsement of disapproval upon his report of his conduct made by the commanding general thereon, his request is granted, and the court will be convened as soon as the interests of the public service will permit.

II. Major General Q. A. Gillmore is relieved of his command, and will proceed to Fortress Monroe forthwith to await the action of the court of inquiry requested by him.

III. The staff of Major-General Gillmore, except his aides-de-camp, will report to Brigadier-General Terry, the senior officer, commanding the line of defenses. All acting staff officers upon General Gillmore's staff will report to their several commands for duty.

IV. Brigadier-General Foster will report to Brigadier-General Terry, to be assigned to duty.

By command of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.