War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0326 Chapter XLVIII. OPERATIONS SE. VA. AND N. C.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,

May 1, 1864.

Colonel FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff:

Telegram just received. All officers and men of other commands on duty in this received, expect such as were authorized to be retained by proper authority, have been ordered to their regiments. I they have not reported, they are loafing somewhere in the vicinity. Am I to understand by your ordered that my ordnance officer and commissary of musters, and the clerks you authorized my quartermaster to retain, are to be sent back? If so, please direct all officers and men of my division serving in similar capacities elsewhere to be returned to me.

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

May 1, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILSON,

Commanding Third Cavalry Division:

You can retain the 2 officers, namely, commissary of musters and ordnance officer. General Torbert claims that you have about 100 men of his command. General Torbert was here yesterday, and stated that although these mn have been ordered back to their regiments, that they have not reported. For this reasons yesterday's dispatch was sent.

J. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

CULPEPER CURT-HOUSE, VA., May 1, 1864-10 p. m.

(Received 11.30 a. m.)

Major General B. F. BUTLER,

Fortress Monroe, Va.:

Have any more iron-clads reached you? Has General Gillmore arrived?

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

FORT MONROE, May 1, 1864.

(Received 12.15 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

One iron-clad arrived; two more now due. Four gun-boats due besides. General Gillmore ot yet arrived.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.