required by existing orders. In obedience to orders of Brigadier-General Gregg I sent with the command eleven wagons, leaving the ten remaining in park fully loaded, as I have a quantity of other ordnance stores on hand, received on the evening of the 6th instant, and which the regiments were unable to receive. Since this morning I have issued all the Burnside carbine cartridges, but have in my train the other ammunition required by the regiments now here, and have telegraphed to City Point for the Burnside carbine cartridges.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
FRANK B. ALLIBONE,
Captain and Acting Ordnance Officer, Second Div., Cavalry Corps.
FORT MONROE, December 10, 1864-11.45 a.m.
Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,
Has been blowing a gale ever since we arrived; is clearing up a little. We are all ready waiting for the navy. Any news from Warren or Sherman?
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
CITY POINT, VA., December 10, 1864-8.30 p.m.
Nothing from Sherman or Warren. Heavy cannonading was heard south of Petersburg very distant this forenoon.
U. S. GRANT,
CITY POINT, December 10, 1864-1.20 p.m.
Is General Ord in command north side of the river? A dispatch just received from General Terry would indicate that he was. Answer quick, as I want to give directions to the officer in command.
U. S. GRANT,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,
December 10, 1864-1.28 p.m.
General Ord is in command. He arrived this morning.
JOHN W. TURNER,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.