NORFOLK, January 3, 1865.
Commanding Armies of the United States:
I am directed by the honorable Secretary of the Navy to turn over to you all the launches and large boats we have. Please direct me in the premises.
J. M. BERRIEN,
Commandant, Navy Yard.
CITY POINT, VA., January 3, 1865-7.20 p. m.
Captain J. M. BERRIEN, U. S. Navy,
Please send the launches and large boats to Colonel Webster, quartermaster, at Fortress Monroe, by to-morrow noon.
U. S. GRANT,
NEW YORK, January 5, 1865.
I leave on Thursday to report to you.
A. S. WEBB,
FORT MONROE, January 3, 1865-7 p. m.
Captain WILLIAM T. HOWELL,
Steamers all ready coaled with proper rations. The list will be handed you, stating capacity, &c., of each.
R. C. WEBSTER,
CITY POINT, VA., January 3, 1865-10.30 a. m.
Lieutenant Colonel M. R. MORGAN,
Chief Commissary, Fort Monroe:
Please state the number of vessels and number of men they will transport that have, up to this time, reported and been provisioned at Fort Monroe under your recent orders.
By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:
JNO. A. RAWLINS,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
FORT MONROE, January 3, 1865-11.30 a. m.
Chief of Staff:
The steamer Illinois keeps things back; she will not be coaled until to-morrow morning. Four extra steamers have been sent here to report