command is too lenient toward blockade-runners and secessionists who keep good liquor, and that they are not sufficiently active in detecting contraband trade.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. G. DRAPER,
Colonel Thirty-sixth U. S. Colored Troops, Commanding
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
May 16, 1864.
Company I, One hundred and forty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, now at Philadelphia, will be ordered to join its regiment. Battery I, Independent Company Pennsylvania Volunteers, now in Philadelphia, will be ordered to Washington, to report to General Augur.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
CHAMBERSBURG, PA., May 16, 1864.
Major T. M. VINCENT,
There is one company of cavalry in the coal regions which cannot be relieved at present without manifest injury to the service. Will forward it as soon as I can supply its place. Eleven full companies, fully mounted and equipped, marched at 6 a. m. via Frederick for Washington.
D. N. COUCH,
HEADQUARTERS SAINT MARY'S DISTRICT,
Point Lookout, May 16, 1864. (Received 10.25 a. m.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
I have been notified by Colonel Hoffman that 10,000 prisoners are to be sent here, making 15,000 in all. It might be prudent to add one or two militia regiments to our present force.
A. G. DRAPER,
Colonel Thirty-sixth U. S. Colored Troops.
FORT MONROE, May 16, 1864.
(Received 5.30 p. m.)
Brigadier General M. C. MEIGS,
Colonel Shaffer, chief of staff, sends immediate demand for 200 more teams and wagons, and 200 additional ones in a few days. Says the army is much embarrassed for want of them. I hear General
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