War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1090 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C.

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Any surplus arms you may have on hand you take along with you to Bermuda Hundred and turn them over to the ordnance officer at that place. Surplus ammunition will be turned over to the commanding officer of the Thirty-eight New Jersey Volunteers.

By command of Brigadier-General Marston:

J. E. FULLONTON,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEPARATE BRIGADE,

Fort Pocahontas, Va., September 28, 1864.

Major LEWIS,

Eighty-ninth New York:

MAJOR: Agreeably to orders just received from Major-General Butler, you will, instead of landing at Bermuda Hundred, proceed up the Appomattox and disembark at Broadway Landing, near the pontoon bridge.

By command of Brigadier General G. Marston:

J. E. FULLONTON,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, September 28, 1864.

Brigadier-General KAUTZ,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: I find it impossible to equip and mount the First Maryland Cavalry in season. Therefore, I have ordered them to report back to Major-General Birney.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, D. C., September 29, 1864-9.40 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point, Va.:

I hope it will lay no constraint on you, nor do harm anyway, for me to say I am a little afraid lest Lee sends re-enforcements to Early, and thus enables him to turn upon Sheridan.

A. LINCOLN.

DEEP BOTTOM, September 29, 1864-1.40 p.m. (Received 3.30 p.m.)

President A. LINCOLN:

Your dispatch just received. I am taking steps to prevent Lee sending re-enforcement to Early by attacking him here. Our advance is now within six miles of Richmond and have captured some very strong inclosed forts, some fifteen or more pieces of artillery and sev-