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moving there with about the same force. He told his friends that he would be in Suffolk by the middle of the week.

Those batteries ought to be here at once. When may I look for them?

JOHN J. PECK,

Major-General.

SUFFOLK, VA., January 10, 1863.

Major-General DIX,

Seventh Army Corps:

Our main column reached Windsor about 11 a. m. and has been joined by a portion of New York Mounted Rifles by way of Providence Church.

The enemy falling back; our troops in pursuit.

JOHN J. PECK,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, January 10, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Falmouth, Va.:

General Dix reports that a large force of the enemy has crossed the Blackwater and attacked his pickets at Suffolk.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

FORT MONROE, VA.,

January 11, 1863 - 7.30 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Major-General Foster desires me to say that he requires the services of a company of Sappers, and Miners, regulars, if possible, and when ready to embark, if it is not generally known where they are destined, he would like to have them sent to Beaufort to report to the commanding officer for orders.

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.

FORT MONROE, VA.,

January 11, 1863 - 8 p. m.

M. C. MEIGS, Quartermaster-General:

Major-General Foster desires me to say that on consultation with Admiral Lee it was found that the naval vessels would be fully occupied in towing the monitors, and that they could not be relied on for the transportation of troops. He had therefore requested Colonel Thomas officially to take up any transportation he thought proper to replace the navy transports, and it would have your sanction. He says he will require 20,000 sand-bags and 2,000 shovels and spades in addition to those sent to him. He wishes them sent to the quartermaster or commanding officer at Beaufort.

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.