War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0052 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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BRIDGE, June 15, 1864-1.50 p.m.

General WILLIAMS:

Some supply trains have arrived, but most of them contain subsistence stores to be issued on this side to-night. The Second Corps train is here, of 107 wagons. They will be ready to cross the minute the bridge is done. The others will doubtless follow without delay. The draw is being closed, and the trains are ordered to cross at once.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF QUARTERMASTER,

June 15, 1864.

Captain HOWELL, or

Captain McENTEE,

General Hancock's Headquarters, Wilcox's Wharf:

Have a light steamer ready at once to take Lieutenant-General Grant and a portion of his staff and escort, with horses, up to City Point.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 15, 1864.

Captain C. S. McENTEE,

Assistant Quartermaster, Second Corps Headquarters:

General Grant will not require the ferry-boats until about 12 o'clock to-day, by which time it is hoped the artillery and horses of your corps will be over the river.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier General and Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 15, 1864.

Captain C. S. McENTEE,

Assistant Quartermaster, Second Army Corps, Wilcox's Landing:

Troops and material of the Fifth Army Corps will commence embarking from Wilcox's Wharf soon after daylight to-morrow. You must therefore make use of every available means in your power to have everything pertaining to the Second Corps over by that time. Inform me if you think it can be done.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June15, 1864. (Received 9.45 p.m.)

Captain CHARLES S. McENTEE,

Assistant Quartermaster, Second Army Corps, Wilcox's Landing:

Your dispatch* stating that everything belonging to the Second Corps would be over by daylight is received. I will rely upon it. The

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