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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 4, 1864.

Colonel BURTON,

Chief of Artillery, at General Smith's Hdqrs., Eighteenth Corps:

Battery H, Third New York, will report at your headquarters, also that section from Powhatan.

By command of Major-General Butler:

R. V. W. HOWARD,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Inspector of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, July 4, 1864.

Brigadier General RUFUS INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, Armies of the United States, City Point:

I think cars can be run with supplied for this corps to the junction of the railroad with the City Point road, which is but a mile from my headquarters.

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

FORTRESS MONROE, July 4, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

General Hinks is here very unwell. He is very anxious to command Point Lookout. He never received his order to go there, as that point is out of your department. He desires that you ask General Grant to order him there in place of Barnes.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, June 28, 1864.*

Major W. G. MITCHELL,

Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters Second Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to inclose, in reply to your communication of the 26th instant,+ copies of all orders or communications, which I can find, received on the 15th and 16th, in regard to movements of my command. I received an order very early on the 15th, probably about 5 o'clock, regarding a proposed issue of provisions, and shortly afterward one to send details to the wharf for them. At 9.08 a. m. the provisions had not arrived. The order of march (A)++ had then been received, but the precise hour I have no means of ascertaining. The order to march with or without rations was not received, according to my recollection, until some time between 10.30 and 11 a. m., any my division marched at 12. Shortly after dark the division reached a position where the roads and fields in front were blocked up with troops,

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* Received in the War Records Office too late for insertion in its chronological order.

+ See p.436.

++ See p.61.

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