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CITY POINT, VA., February 22, 1865-10.12 a. m.

Major General, GEORGE G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

The following order is just received by telegraph. You will see that it is exacted in your command.

Order. That a national salute be fired to-morrow noon, February 22, at West Point, and at every fort, arsenal, and army headquarters of the United States, in honor of the restoring of the flag of the United upon Fort Sumter.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 22, 1865-10.50 a. m.

Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, City Point:

Will the salute fired yesterday be considered as fired in compliance with the order of the Secretary or War, or shall I order another to be fired to-day?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, February 22, 1865.

(Received 11 a. m.)

Major-General MEADE:

The salute fired yesterday will not fill the Secretary's order. Please let it be repeated to-day.

By ordered of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 22, 1865-11 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Neither Ayres nor Crawford feels like taking the cavalry under existing circumstances. How would it do to transfer Kekutz to this command? It seems to me this is the best and only arrangements we can make for immediate action. I will see you as soon as my train aries.

GOE. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 22, 1865-12 m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Three negro women have jest come into our lines; report the railroad finished to Stony Creek, and the cavalry hitherto at Belfield have been ordered to move up to Stony Creek and transfer the depot from Belfield