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at the City Point, but proceed directly up the river. You will send the Eighty-ninth New York to the wharf this side of the pontoon bridge, near the Point of Rocks. You will garrison your post with the forces that are left. Please send me any information you may have received during the day, even if it requires a special boat.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

FORT POCAHONTAS, VA., September 28, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

At the earliest possible moment I sent to recall the expedition sent out yesterday morning beyond the Chickahominy. I has not yet returned, nor have I received any message from you as I excepted to do. I have no water transportation here to move artillery or cavalry, and not daring to the wait longer have sent forwarded the colored regiments and the Eighty-ninth New York, agreeable to the orders received last evening.

I am very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GILMAN MARSTON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, September 28, 1864.

Colonel POTTER,

Commanding Provisional Brigade:

You will send two of your best companies to Bermuda Hundred, under a major, to relieve the Fortieth Massachusetts. Let it be done at once.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SEPARATE BRIGADE,

Fort Pocahontas, Va., September 28, 1864.

Major LEWIS,

Eighty-ninth New York Volunteers:

MAJOR: You will immediately embark your regiment on board the steamer Ella and proceed forthwith to Bermuda Hundred and report to the headquarters of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina.

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