War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0711 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

to furnish a guard to the recruiting station there. Both Fortress Monroe, under the guns of which Camp Hamilton is, and New Berne, are strongly fortified places, so that no other guards but camp guards will be necessary.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

July 31, 1864.

Brigadier General G. MARSTON,

Wilson's Wharf:

General Ord directs that you send two companies of infantry early to-morrow morning to Harrison's Landing to take possession there. An engineer officer with a company of engineers will be there to throw up covers for you. There is no enemy there. Telegraph General Ord if you need any transportation. Please acknowledge receipt.

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 31, 1864-9 p.m.

General WEITZEL,

Chief of Staff, Bermuda Hundred:

Major Duane desires to know if you have had any instructions in regard to the new line in front of the Eighteenth Corps?

N. MICHLER,

Major and Engineers, U. S. Army.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

ENGINEER OFFICER,

July 31, 1864.

Major N. MICHLER,

U. S. Engineers, Hdqrs. Army of the Potomac:

I have received no instructions in regard to a new line. I leave for Norfolk to-morrow, on account of illness. Lieutenant Michie will be left in charge, probably.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 31, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel COMSTOCK,

City Point:

Please send any orders in regard to the line of the Eighteenth Army Corps to Captain Farquhar, as I leave here to-morrow on account of ill-health.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Chief Engineer.