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Page 59 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.


HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, TWENTIETH CORPS, Two miles from Gordon's Gap, May 7, 1864-7 a. m.

Major-General HOOKER:

GENERAL: Struck junction of Alabama road and Nickajack Trace before Kilpatrick's cavalry got up. He came up in a few moments after. I have fifty of his men ahead reconnoitering Gordon's Gap to see whether it will be necessary for me to turn it by the foot-paths this side, which I shall do if there is any opportunity at the gap. Made a cut off at the junction of the Alabama and Nickajack the save any delay of columns by Williams or I uniting. Have directed my quartermaster to park my train on the left of the road I came on, near the junction of the two roads west of a little creek, where there is plenty of water and grass.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, TWENTIETH CORPS, One mile form Gap, May 7, 1864-7.30 a. m.

Major-General HOOKER:

GENERAL; Lieutenant Oliver, whom I sent ahead with a small cavalry force, has possession of Gordon's Gap. He states that the rebels have a picket of 300 or 400 at Gordon's Springs. He reports the road up the gap not very steep, but part of it stony and with deep ruts.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, TWENTIETH CORPS, Junction of Trickum, Villanow, and Gordon's Gap Roads, May 7, 1864-11 a. m.

Brigadier-General WHIPPLE,
Chief of Staff:

The head of my column will be at this point in the course of ten or fifteen minutes.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,

Major-General.

Does General Kilpatrick patrol and picket from Trickum and the Ridge road to Buzzard Roost?


HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, TWENTIETH CORPS, Widow Reed's House, Junction of Villanow and Trickum and Ridge Roads, May 7, 1864-11 a. m.

Major-General HOOKER:

GENERAL: My advance will be here in a few moments. I suppose, under the verbal order from Colonel Asmussen and yourself, I halt and encamp here. Am I right, or do I move up to Trickum? Two miles to Truckum.

DANL. BUTTERFIELD,
Major-General.


Page 59 Chapter L. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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