CULPEPER, VA., May 2, 1864-10.30 p. m.
(Received 11.30 p. m.)
Major General B. F. BUTLER, Fortress Monroe:
Start on the date given in my letter. * There will be no delay with their army. Answer, that I may know this is received and understood as regulars date.
U. S. GRANT,
CULPEPER, May 2, 1864.
Major-General BUTLER, Fortress Monroe, Va.:
I have ordered Brigadier-General Carr to report to you. He is now commanding a division in this army, but the Senate refusing to confirm him with the date of his appointment will make him gainer to the brigade commanders who have been serving under [him]. If it embarrasses you to give him a brigade you need not give it. His reputation as an officer is good.
U. S. Grant,
HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, Numbers 19. In Field, near Culpeper Court-House, Va.,
May 2, 1864.
* * * * *
Brigadier General J. B. Carr, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty in the Army of the Potomac, and will report in person without delay to Major General B. F. Butler, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina.
By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:
T. S. BOWERS,
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 2, 1864-12.15 p. m.
Major-General BUTLER. Fort Monroe, Va.:
Not another cavalry horse can be sent to you at present.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
FORT MOROE, May 2, 1864.
(Received 4.15 p. m.)
The following has just been received from Point Lookout in addition to a dispatch that there was a movement on the Rappahannock sent yesterday:
POINT LOOKOUT, May 2-noon.
Captain Hooker, Potomac Flotilla, send word that the force which crossed the Rappahannock is very large, composed of many thousand men, principally cavalry. Probably intended as a flank movement against General Grant.
A. G. DRAPER,
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
* See Vol. XXXIII, p. 1009.