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the command ready at a moment's notice all night and will be kept so. Had further interview with the officers in charge of gun-boats to-day. Two hundred and fifty prisoners leave in about an hour for New York.

JAMES BARNES,

Brigadier-General.

POINT LOOKOUT, July 8, 1864.

(Received Washington 7 p. m.)

Major C. H. RAYMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet here. Two hundred and fifty prisoners of war left here this p. m. for New York by Colonel Hoffman's order; extra precaution taken.

JAMES BARNES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding District.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Numbers 74.

New Berne, N. C., July 8, 1864.

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VI. Colonel Thomas J. C. Amory, commanding Sub-District of Beaufort, will send four companies of the Ninth Vermont Volunteers under command of either the lieutenant-colonel or major, to report for duty to Brigadier-General Harland, commanding Sub-District of New Berne. All camp and garrison equipage will be taken. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By command of Brigadier General L. N. Palmer:

J. A. JUDSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 9, 1864-12 m.

(Received 7.45 p. m.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

General Grant has already recommended for promotion Colonel McIntosh and Colonel Chapman of the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac, but he desires me again to ask your attention to the matter. They have long commanded brigades and their regiments soon go out of service. They are officers of great value, and if refused cannot well be replaced.

C. A. DANA.

WASHINGTON, July 9, 1864-1 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point, Va.:

If General Canby's troops arrive in time, I respectfully suggest that they be sent here without disembarking at Fort Monroe. Only one division of Hunter's army has passed Cumberland. His advance is at