MAY 21, 1864-8 p. m.
Commissary-General of Prisoners, Washington, D. C.:
Colonel Cesnola, commanding dismounted cavalry guarding prisoners, reports having received 489 enlisted men, 8 officers, rebels. The officers go to Washington to-morrow under guard.
J. J. ABERCROMBIE.
FREDERICKSBURG, May 21, 1864. (Received 4.10 a. m.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
I have the honor to inform you that 63 citizens of this place, 14 of whom are accused of having been engaged in sending our wounded soldiers to Richmond, were sent under guard to Washington at 6 o'clock this morning. A list of their names is with the officer commanding the guard. Nothing has yet been seen of Maryor Slaughter.
HEADQUARTERS SAINT MARY'S DISTRICT, Point Lookout, Md., May 21, 1864.
Saint Mary's, Md.:
I have sent a sergeant with 22 men to Piney Point, and a lieutenant to consult with you about Blackiston's Island. The cavalry detachment cannot be spared from Leonardtown.
A. G. DRAPER,
Colonel Thirty-sixth U. S. Colored Troops, Commanding
HEADQUARTERS, In the Field, May 21, 1864-6.30 p. m. (Received 2.45 a. m. 22nd.)
Hon HENRY WILSON,
Chairman Military Committee:
Please sent me what is the precise state of General Gillmore's name before the Senate, if no inconsistent with they public service. Have you received a latter from me, under date of May 7? Please answer by telegraph.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
WASHINGTON, May 21, 1864.
Brigadier General M. C. MEIGS and
Brigadier General J. G. BARNARD,
GENERALS: Lieutenant-General Grant directs that you immediately proceed to army of James River, examine the position which it occupies and means of defense. You will report on the supplies and whether gun-boats can be spared for the Rappahannock nad York Rivers. General Grant wishes particularly to know what is