War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0598 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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be sufficient. I think the artillery and infantry can be taken from the garrisons of Fort Powhatan and Wilson's Wharf. General Marston, having but a small command at Wilson's Wharf, should be assigned to the command of all troops on the river east of City Point and west of Fort Monroe, with headquarters at Wilson's Wharf.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

August 30, 1864 - 11.50 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I will make the detail for garrison at the Berkeley house. The New York Mounted Rifles have re-enlisted, except about enough to take care of the horses of men on furlough. I have had to replace the two squadrons of it at Deep Bottom by a detail from my guard. The cavalry guard to garrison the Berkeley house might be taken [from] General Birney's or Kautz's cavalry.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

August 30, 1864.

Lieutenant MICHIE,

General Butler's Headquarters:

General Ord will be directed to send a small garrison to the Berkeley Place, Harrison's Landing. A work will be erected under your charge, and if you will call upon General Barnard at these headquarters to-morrow morning he will give you its general character.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 30, 1864.

Colonel ABBOT:

Have you any disposable 100-pounder Parrotts? How many? General Birney wants two. Do you know of any positions on his line where a 100-pounder Parrott would be worth more than a 30-pounder? I go down to see this a. m. Please answer.

H. J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

Answered in person before received.

H. L. A[BBOT].

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 30, 1864 - 10 a. m. (Received 11 a. m.)

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS:

During yesterday I had a fatigue detail day and night (600 men) on redoubt to left of Hare house. Sent a regiment to Wilson's Wharf and