War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0038 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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5. The commanding officer of the Thirty-seventh U. S. Colored Troops will march with his command at 6 a. m. to-morrow across the Appomattox. He will report in person at these headquarters as soon as the regiment has crossed the river. His regiment will halt near the Rush-more house until the commanding officer has received his orders from these headquarters.

By command of Brigadier General C. J. Paine:

SOLON A. CARTER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Near Petersburg, Va., August 3, 1864.

Colonel S. A. DUNCAN,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs me to instruct you to relieve the two regiments under the command of Colonel Ames after dark to-night, provided no orders are received from corps headquarters to interfere with this arrangement, of which you will be duly notified.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SOLON A. CARTER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT POWHATAN, VA., August 3, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

There is a rebel battery at Wilcox's Wharf firing on our transports.

G. S. INNIS,

Colonel.

CITY POINT, Va., August 4, 1864-12 m. (Received 7 p. m.)

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Washington, D. C.:

Your dispatch of 6 p. m. just received.* I will start in two hours for Washington and will spend a day or two with the army under General Hunter.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, August 4, 1864-1 p. m. (Received 9.30 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

Another division of cavalry has been ordered to Washington from here as suggested by you.+ The delay in Torbert's division has been from transports not returning rapidly.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

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*See August 3, Vol. XXXVII, Part II, p. 582.

+See Halleck to Grant, August 3, 2.30 p. m., Vol. XXXVII, Part II, p. 582.

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