War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0244 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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MAY 26, 1864-1.30 p.m.

Colonel DUNCAN:

You will march the Fourth Regiment to City Point at once. Bring your brigade staff with you. Colonel Ames will remain in command at Spring Hill for the present. Your equipage and the extra ammunition will be brought by water.

HINKS,

General.

MAY 26, 1864-3.45 p.m.

General BUTLER:

The dispositions are now made for the organization of a reserve brigade at City Point, composed of the Fourth, Fifth, and Twenty-second U. S. Colored Troops, and Captain Choate's battery, under command of Colonel Duncan. The troops will all be at City Point by daylight to-morrow morning.

HINKS,

General.

MAY 26, 1864.

(Received 5.45 p.m.)

General HINKS:

The dismounted men of General Kautz's command will be ordered to report to that officer at once.

BUTLER,

General.

MAY 26, 1864-8 p.m.

General BUTLER:

There are no men of General Kautz's command at this station, with the exception of a very few in hospital, who will be forwarded at once.

HINKS,

General.

MAY 26, 1864.

(Received 8.15 p.m.)

General HINKS:

Don't send any men from your hospital unless able for duty.

SHAFFER,

Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

May 26, 1864.

Colonel SPEAR, Commanding:

COLONEL: As soon as the First Brigade has moved you will follow with your command dismounted and occupy the line now held by General Brooks. The First Brigade is now moving. A staff officer will be on the line to place your troops in position.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. J . ASCH,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.