War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0084 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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BERMUDA, June 15, 1864.

Major-General SMITH:

The Second Pennsylvania Artillery have arrived on steamer Dictator. Boat too long to go up Appomattox and has been ordered to City Point for discharge of troops. Officer in command of troops has been ordered to march at once to where pontoon bridge reaches south bank of Appomattox.

C. E. FULLER,

Chief Quartermaster.

BERMUDA, June 15, 1864.

Major-General SMITH:

The balance of Second Pennsylvania Artillery have arrived on the steamer Governor Chase and ordered to disembark at City Point, marching with all possible dispatch to the place where the pontoon bridge crosses Appomattox.

C. E. FULLER,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS, June 15, 1864.

General MARTINDALE:

The general commanding directs that you immediately make every disposition to advance, keeping connected with General Brooks, and have a heavy skirmish line. As soon as you are formed for the advance, you will please inform these headquarters and await further orders.

Respectfully, &c.,

N. BOWEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS, June 15, 1864.

Brigadier-General HINKS:

The major-general commanding directs that you move your command by the right flank until you connect with General Brooks at once. When the order for assault is given you will have a heavy line of skirmishers on your front, which you will please extend some distance beyond your left flank to protect it from enfilade fire. You will make at the same time every disposition to assault, and when you are ready send word to these headquarters and await further orders. Should General Kautz by any chance get into the town, you will take every precaution not to fire into him as he sweeps down the enemy's lines.

Respectfully, &c.,

N. BOWEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.