War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0492 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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CITY POINT, November 3, 1864.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Grant desires that the battalion of the Eighth Delaware Infantry, now at Old Court-House, and numbering about 280 men, be included in the telegram of the 1st in relation to sending Delaware troops home.

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 3, 1864 - 9.10 p. m.

Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Brigadier-General Benham Has been instructed by telegraph to order the battalion of the Eighth Delaware Regiment to proceed without delay to Washington.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., November 3, 1864.

Colonel BABCOCK,

General Grant's Staff, Fort Monroe, Va.:

Three thousand infantry are now embarking here for Fortress Monroe. Vessels are to arrive here to take them to New York. Dispatch is important. The general desires that you remain at Fort Monroe long enough to see that the troops are transferred and got off without delay. Then go.

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT MONROE, November 3, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel BOWERS:

Your dispatch received. Colonel Webster has ordered a sufficient number of the sea-going steamers now here to be unloaded at once to be ready for the troops as they arrive. Shall we take these transports, or will others be sent here? I have directed that the transports here be got in readiness. Please let me know when the troops leave for this point. I will let you know when they are all off.

O. E. BABCOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

CITY POINT, VA., November 3, 1864 - 9 p. m.

Colonel BABCOCK,

Fort Monroe:

Provide transportation at Fort Monroe for the infantry. The boats form here are not sea-going and the troops must be transferred. Most