War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0736 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

May 13, 1864.

Major-General AUGUR,

Commanding,&c.:

GENERAL: In addition to the troops already ordered you will send to General Grant the following, viz: The artillery regiments of Colonel Morris, Colonel Chaplin, Colonel Whistler, and Colonel Tannatt, replacing them by one company of field artillery from Camp Barry in each fort till the Ohio militia arrives, when these also will be placed in the forts. As soon as Porters' regiment of heavy artillery arrives from Baltimore it will also be sent to General Grant. All these forces will be under command of General Tyler till you yourself are ordered to the field. Each man should take five days' provisions and 150 rounds of cartridges.

Yours, truly,

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, 22nd ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., May 13, 1864.

Brigadier-General BRIGGS,

Alexandria:

Send the officers to Belle Plain, to report to General Abercrombie; send all artillery recruits to Camp Barry, all cavalry recruits to Camp Stoneman, and equip all infantry recruits that they may be at once sent to the front.

Respectfully,

J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHIEF QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., May 13, 1864.

Captain J. G. C. LEE,

Assistant Quartermaster, Alexandria, Va.:

Mr. Wentz, general superintendent of military railroad at Alexandria, will apply to you for transportation for 200 men to Belle Plain. Please send them forward by the first boat leaving. Captain Allen, assistant quartermaster, will send two or three boats this evening to Alexandria for the purpose of taking to Belle Plain a brigade of General Tyler's division. Get them off as soon as possible.

D. H. RUCKER,

Brigadier-General and Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS,

Belle Plain, May 13, 1864-4 p.m.

General U. S. GRANT,

Commanding Armies of the United States, in the Field:

GENERAL: The prisoners of war have just arrived; until more troops arrive the detachments which guarded them to this place will