War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0470 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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SUB-DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT.

Colonel JOSEPH M. McCHESNEY.

17th Massachusetts (three companies), Lieutenant Malcolm Sillars.

27th Massachusetts, Lieutenant Colonel Walter G. Bartholomew.

1st North Carolina, Colonel Joseph M. McChesney.

2nd North Carolina (five companies), Captain Emory Cummings.

2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Company B, Captain Nehemiah P. Fuller.

3rd New York Light Artillery Battery C (section), Lieutenant Enoch Jones.

SUB-DISTRICT OF NEW BERNE.

Brigadier General EDWARD HARLAND.

15th Connecticut, Colonel Charles L. Upham.

23rd Massachusetts, Lieutenant Colonel John W. Raymond.

25th Massachusetts (four companies), Captain James Tucker.

1st North Carolina (two companies), Captain Richard J. Allen.

99th New York (three companies), Captain Charles E. Cart wright.

132nd New York, Lieutenant Colonel George H. Hitchcock.

12th New York Cavalry, Lieutenant Colonel Philip G. Vought.

2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Major William A. Amory.

1st North Carolina Colored Heavy Artillery (recruits), Major Thorndike C. Jameson.

3rd New York Light Artillery (six companies), Colonel Charles H. Stewart.

New York Light Artillery, 23rd Battery, Captain Alfred Ransom.

5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (ten companies), Lieutenant Colonel George W. Tew.

WASHINGTON CITY, November 1, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

It is absolutely necessary there should be at New York an adequate military force to protect the public property and man the forts. Governor Seymour has, under a specious pretext, ordered out his National Guard, under command of a man named Green. No time should be lost in placing at General Dix's command, under loyal, suitable officers, not less than 5,000 or 6,000 troops. Western men should be sent if possible. If General Butler could be spared it would be well to send him.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

CITY POINT, November 1, 1864 - 3.30 p. m.

(Received 6.30 p. m.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I ordered the brigade of regular troops to New York two days ago. The force sent there from this place will number about 1,200 in all. In addition to this General Dix was directed to retain the Seventh Infantry, which had been previously ordered here. Do you not think this sufficient force?

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.