War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0472 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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NEW YORK, May 6, 1864. (Received 11.45 a. m.)

General E. R. S. CANBY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Shall I leave for Fortress Monroe, agreeably to directions from the Secretary of War, received 4th instant, before an officer is designated to take my place?

GEO. J. STANNARD,

Brigadier-General.

WASHINGTON CITY, May 6, 1864-5.40 p. m.

Brigadier General GEORGE J. STANNARD,

44 Bleecker Street, New York City:

You will leave at once for Fort Monroe. General Dix will designate an officer to relieve you.

By order of the Secretary of War:

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, May 6, 1864.

Colonel FULLER,

Chief Quartermaster:

COLONEL: Send a good tow down river to help up Belger's battery; it is about 15 or 20 miles below.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND N. C., Numbers 57.

In the Field, May 6, 1864.

I. Lieutenant Colonel C. E. Fuller is hereby appointed chief quartermaster of the army in the field, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

II. Lieutenant Colonel M. R. Morgan is hereby appointed chief commissary of subsistence of the army in the field, and will be obeyed accordingly. Lieutenant Colonel M. P. Small will proceed to Fortress Monroe and forward all supplies, as required by Lieutenant-Colonel Morgan.

III. Asst. Surg. E. McClellan, U. S. Army, is hereby appointed assistant medical director of this department, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major General B. F. Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, May 6, 1864-2.45 a. m.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding Department:

I have just seen General Terry, and he reports that he cannot get the use of any of the wharves where the Eighteenth Army Corps have been disembarking, and that the pontoons are so unwieldy that