War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0534 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 11, 1865-5.40 p. m.

Brigadier-General BRAGG:

(Care General Ingalls, City Point.)

Do not take with you more than 1,200 men, or as near that as you can, taking complete regiments. This to include men now with you and those detached, but who will join you. Order back regiments enough to cover the surplus.

By command of Major-General Meade:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 11, 1865-5.47 p. m.

Brigadier-General BRAGG,

Commanding Brigade:

(Care General Ingalls, City Point.)

General Meade designates the Sixth and Seventh Wisconsin as the regiments to be left behind. The number called for is between 1,000 and 1,200 men. Your command should not be below the former nor exceed the latter number.

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, February 11, 1865.

Colonel RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I take with me 1,169 muskets. A detachment of recruits and the picket are left under charge of Major Hoyt, Seventh Wisconsin, and Captain Morgan, provost-marshal of the division.

EDWD. S. BRAGG,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 11, 1865-6.45 p. m.

Brigadier-General BRAGG:

(Care General Ingalls, City Point, Va.)

General Meade directs that you [are] not to embark until your command is organized. I have telegraphed Generals Warren and Crawford to send up your men left behind. Wait for them.

By command of Major-General Meade:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.