War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0410 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HDQRS. ENGINEER Brigadier AND DEFENSES OF CITY POINT,

October 28, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that the One hundred and eighty-ninth New York Volunteers reported to these headquarters last evening, Colonel W. W. Hayt, commanding; nine companies, about 800 men.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHANNING CLAPP,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ENGINEER Brigadier AND DEFENSES OF CITY POINT,

October 28, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Armies of the United States:

I have the honor to report that the First Rhode Island Battery, * Captain Crawford Allen, jr., with about 120 men and six 3-inch rifled pieces, reported to these headquarters. They are from the Twenty-second Army Corps.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHANNING CLAPP,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS 205TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS,

Old Court-House, Va., October 28, 1864.

Captain C. CLAPP,

Asst. Adjt. General, General Benham's Brigade, City Point, Va.:

CAPTAIN: I regret to inform you of the loss of three of Lieutenant Capron's cavalry by capture on our picket-line last night. One of the number made his escape and is now with his command at City Point. My field officer of the day will report more fully to-morrow. Major Tucker, commanding cavalry depot, has sent to me altogether 330 dismounted cavalry 58 mounted, who are now encamped temporarily in rear of our lines. What disposition does the general wish me to make of these men? Lieutenant Barre, who reports these men to me from Major Tucker, is of opinion that they are to remain here for any emergency that may arise. The work of revetment along our line is progressing rapidly, but I am entirely out of timber for this purpose. Can I have ten teams early in the morning?

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

J. A. MATHEWS,

Colonel 205th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Commanding Post.

HDQRS. ENGINEER Brigadier AND DEFENSES OF CITY POINT,

October 28, 1864 - evening.

Colonel J. A. MATHEWS,

Commanding Post:

In reply to your communication of this date the general commanding directs me to say that the cavalrymen were sent to you by his order, and, as you suppose, they will be held in readiness for any emergency, encamping in the woods in your rear. There are to be some rifle-pits

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*Battery H, First Rhode Island.

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