War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0654 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 23, 1865-4 p.m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point:

Deserters report a rumor in enemy's camp to the effect that Sherman is in Charlotte.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 23, 1865.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

Please send to this place as soon as practicable one good regiment of cavalry, to be transferred to General Schofield's command, and advise me of the time it will reach City Point, and the probable strength of the regiment.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 23, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Asst. Adjt. General, Armies of the United States, City Point, Va.:

The Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry will report at City Point, Va., by 12 noon to-morrow, in obedience to telegram of this date from Lieutenant-General Grant. Strength present with this army, 520 men; serviceable horses, 436; unserviceable horses, 41; aggregate present and absent, 811 men. The regiment will report with all the men present in this army. Is this regiment strong enough?

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, VA., February 23, 1865.

Major-General PARKE:

The regiment of cavalry ordered from the front can be mounted by taking public horses in the hands of employees for the quartermaster's department at City Point. I will have it attended to. A large number of horses can be got in the same way out of the Army of the Potomac to fill up what is required by the balance of the cavalry.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 23, 1865-10.15 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

The deserter from Mahone who guarded the bridge in Petersburg between the two cotton factories has been examined at these head