War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0038 N. AND SE. VA., N. C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, January 4, 1865.

General STEVENSON:

No trade will be permitted across the Potomac east of Harper's Ferry and in the Department of West Virginia except by my order, and I will give instructions to that effect to General Devin.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

WINCHESTER, January 4, 1865.

Major-General WALLACE,

Baltimore:

Are there any recruits for that portion of the First Delaware Cavalry now at Monrovia, Md.? I would like to order it down to Muddy Run, on the Potomac, to join the battalion of cavalry now on duty there under General Augur.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

BALTIMORE, January 4, 1865.

General SHERIDAN:

There are no recruits for the First Delaware Cavalry. I hope you will let me retain what I have of that regiment. It is about all the cavalry I have, and it is very necessary. I have only one other company, and it is weak and of little use.

LEW. WALLACE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., January 5, 1865-11 a. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I will start in a few minutes for Fortress Monroe to see the fleet sail from there, and to complete instructions if anything further should be required. It will get to sea this afternoon. When the troops sent by Sheridan are embarked please order them to rendezvous at Fort Monroe and report by telegraph to me for further orders.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, January 5, 1865-12.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

Fortress Monroe:

Your instructions will be given to Sheridan. I expect to leave here this afternoon for Fortress Monroe, and thence to Savannah with Collector Draper.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.