War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0058 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, July 6, 1864.

Colonel JOHN H. HOLMAN,

Commanding Third Division, Eighteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: The Tenth U. S. Colored Troops, Colonel Stafford, will be relieved from the picket-line after dark to-night, and will encamp in the woods near your headquarters. In obedience to instructions from headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, you will order the colonel commanding to report with his command to Major General B. F. Butler, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina. He will march at daylight to-morrow a. m.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, yours,

WM. RUSSELL, Jr.,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field, Va., July 6, 1864.

Brigadier General E. W. HINKS,

Fort Monroe:

The following order* has just been received from the headquarters Armies of the United States. Can you comply with it at once? Answer by telegraph.

By command of Major-General Butler:

H. T. SCHROEDER,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT MONROE, VA., July 6, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

Your dispatch of this date covering an order from Lieutenant-General Grant is just received. I will at once proceed to Point Lookout and assume command. General Barnes I learn is now in command there.

E. W. HINKS,

Brigadier-General.

FORT MONROE, VA., July 6, 1864.

General BUTLER:

General Barnes has been ordered by Secretary of War to Point Lookout. Please send my leave to-morrow that I may go home.

E. W. HINKS,

Brigadier-General.

POINT LOOKOUT, MD., July 6, 1864-9 a. m.

Major General C. C. AUGUR,

Commanding Department of Washington:

I have just arrived here. The steamer was at anchor through the night. Everything is quiet.

Respectfully,

JAMES BARNES,

Brigadier-General.

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*See Special Orders, Numbers 49, July 5, p. 6.

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