FORT POWHATAN, July 26, 1864.
I have arrested three prominent citizens between here and Swan Point held as hostages for safety of telegraph line. I cannot well keep them here. Shall I send them to Bermuda Hundred?
G. S. INNIS,
Hold on to them so as to execute the if necessary on the spot.
BENJ. F. BUTLER.
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, July 26, 1864.
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26. Brigadier General E. A. Wild, U. S. Volunteers, is detailed as chief mustering and disbursing officer for the rendezvous at Fortress Monroe, Va., vice Colonel A. G. Draper, Thirty-sixth U. S. Colored Troops, relieved.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
W. A. NICHOLS,
HEADQUARTERS KAUTZ'S CAVALRY DIVISION, Near Jones' Landing, Va., July 26, 1864.
Colonel R. M. WEST, Commanding First Brigade:
COLONEL: The general commanding directs you to have your command in readiness to march at dark this evening, with four days' rations, two days' forage, and fifty rounds of ammunition per man. No wagons or carriages will be allowed to accompany the command.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
(Same to Colonel S. P. Spear, commanding Second Brigade.)
CITY POINT, VA., July 26, 1864.
COMMANDING OFFICER, Fortress Monroe:
Send all the troops from the Department of the Gulf passing Fortress Monroe directly to Washington, unless you receive other orders.
U. S. GRANT,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field,
July 26, 1864-5 p.m.
Brigadier-General CARR, Yorktown:
The commanding general directs that if you have completed your work at your present post, as you report you have, that you will repair at once to these headquarters for assignment to duty.
Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.