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[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

HEADQUARTERS SUB-DISTRICT OF ALBEMARLE,

Roanoke Island, May 1, 1864 - 10.05 a. m.

Captain J. A. JUDSON,

Asst. Adjt. General, District of North Carolina:

SIR: The gun-boats still remain here; one, however, is on picket in Albemarle Sound, about 5 miles above Croatan Light.

Refugees from the main report Beauregard with a large force at Weldon; this is corroborated by refugees that have arrived at Fort Monroe and Norfolk. The ram was not seem yesterday, and up to this time hear nothing from her. She was last seen on Friday off the mouth of Perquimans River.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. W. WARDROP,

Colonel, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA Numbers 7. New Berne, N. C., May 2, 1864.

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IV. The army gun-boats Reno and Shrapnel, with their officers and crews, are hereby attached to the command of Colonel T. J. C. Amory, commanding Sub-District of New Berne. Reports and returns will be made accordingly.

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VI. The sub-district heretofore known as the Sub-District of the Pamlico, with headquarters at Washington, N. C., is hereby discontinued from this date. All orders and regulations applying to that sub-district are hereby annulled. The Twenty-first Connecticut Volunteers and Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, having been ordered to Fort Monroe, Va., will be dropped from the returns. The two companies of the Fifth Rhode Island Artillery, recently serving in that sub-district, are hereby assigned to the Sub-District of New Berny. The officers of the general staff lately serving in that sub-district will report to the chiefs of their various staff departments for assignment to duty.

VII. The command at Hatteras Inlet is hereby attached to the Sub-District of New Berne, Colonel Thomas J. c. Amory, Seventeenth Massachusetts Volunteers, commanding. Reports and returns will be made accordingly.

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By command of Brigadier General I. N. Palmer:

J. A. JUDSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CULPEPER, May 3, 1864 - 12.30 p. m.

(Received 2.10 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK, Washington:

This army moves to-morrow morning. Will occupy Germanna, Ely's, and Culpeper Mine Fords by daylight the morning of the 4th.*

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

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* For portion of this dispatch (here omitted) see Vol. XXXIV, Part III, pp. 408, 409.

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