War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0582 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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chassis; three 9-inch Dahlgren, with carriages and chassis; nineteen 8-inch columbiads, with carriages and chassis; one 10-inch columbiad with carriage and chassis; two 10-inch sea-coast mortars.

S. R. MORGAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Ordnance Officer.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT MARY'S DISTRICT,

Point Lookout, Md., July 1, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War Washington, D. C.:

The Fifth Massachusetts Dismounted Cavalry (colored), 1,000 strong, have reported here to relieve the Thirty-sixth U. S. Colored Troops, 1,000 strong,who are ordered by General Butler to report to his headquarters. I am in doubt whether to obey the order. The transports are here waiting for the Thirty-sixth.

A. G. DRAPER,

Colonel, Commanding District.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, 22nd ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., July 1, 1864.

Colonel DRAPER,

Commanding, Point Lookout:

You will relieve the Thirty-sixth U. S. Colored Troops by the Fifth Massachusetts Dismounted Cavalry, and send the former regiment to General Butler. You will remain in command at Point Lookout until the arrival of General Barnes, who will relieve you.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 2, 1864-9 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I have nothing new to report this morning. Your order in regard to Mr. Swinton,* registered correspondent of the New York Times, was sent to the provost-marshal-general, who returned for answer that Mr. Swinton was not now with this army, it being understood he was in Washington, to which place a notice has been sent him that his pass is annulled, and that he will not be permitted to return.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 2, 1864-10 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Sheridan's cavalry being unserviceable, there is no occasion for General Kautz coming here, and I have accordingly so advised him at Bermuda Hundred.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

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*See Grant to Meade, July 1, p. 559.

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