HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,
December 1, 1864.
Major B. F. TUCKER,
Commanding Dismounted Camp, Second Cavalry Division:
MAJOR: The general commanding directs me to inform you that the order assigning you to duty as commander of Dismounted Camp gives you command of all officers and men of this division there on duty. You will continue to exercise such command. You will receive your orders from these headquarters, and your subordinates on duty in the Dismounted Camp, in all its departments, will receive their orders from you. The ordnance officer of your camp, and no other officer there, is subject to the orders of the special inspector of cavalry.
I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. H. BIBBER,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Washington City, December 1, 1864.
Major General B. F. BUTHER,
Commanding, &c., City Point, Va.:
GENERAL: The Secretary of War directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 25th ultimo, requesting that the Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Colored Regiment be sent to you from Hilton Head if their services were not necessary, and in reply to inform you that the chief of staff reports that no troops can be drawn from Hilton Head at the present time.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. A. DANA,
Assistant Secretary of War.
WASHINGTON, December 1, 1864.
Telegram received. One hundred tons mining powder was sent from New York and Boston between the 24th and last of November to Captain Edson, at Fortress Monroe, who is ordered to hold the same subject to your order. Fifty tons will leave New York in a day or two.
A. B. DYER,
Chief of Ordnance.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,
December 1, 1864 - 3.30 p. m.
Brigadier General J. W. TURNER,
Chief of Staff:
GENERAL: The signal officer on Cobb's Hill signal tower reports that at 3 p. m. a train containing four platform cars loaded with artillery passed Port Walthall Junction going toward Richmond.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
L. B. NORTON,
Capt and Chief Signal Officer, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina.