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out into the woods around the camps, forming one continuous chain. All horses will be saddled and bridled by 8 o'clock to-night, and the command be ready for any emergency, at a minute's notice. Small fires, for cooking purposes only, are allowed in the brush, but not outside.

By command of Brigadier-General Wilson:

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Colonel Bryan, commanding First Brigade, will be responsible for the pickets to the front and right of this place. Colonel Chapman, commanding Second Brigade, will be responsible for the pickets to the rear and left.

By command of Brigadier-General Wilson:

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW YORK, May 4, 1864.

(Received 4 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

General Stannard, commanding troops in this city and harbor, is ordered to Fort Monroe. Cannot General Peck, just relieved at New Berne, N. C., be sent to me? I need a discreet officer in General Stannard's place.

JNO. A. DIX,

Major-General.

FORTRESS MONROE, May 4, 1864.

(Received 1.40 p. m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

Your telegram is received this morning. General Gillmore has arrived, but has not yet landed. We understand the order to be on Wednesday, the 4th, at 8 p. m., and it will be obeyed.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., May 4, 1864 - 2 p. m.

Major-General BUTLER,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

General Grant's army has crossed the Rapidan.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

FORT MONROE, May 4, 1864.

(Received 4.10 a. m. 5th.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

Telegram received. Am moving to-night, as ordered. Line not working across the bay; communicate by mail.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.