War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0663 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 23, 1865-6.25 p. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION:

The cavalry regiment selected will march to City Point. Report, as soon as you have made your selection, designation and strength in men and horses of regiment, so that General Grant may be notified.

By command of Major-General Parke:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

February 23, 1865. (Received 7 p. m.)

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I will send the Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment. Strength present with this army, 520 men; serviceable horses, 436; unserviceable horses, 41; aggregate present and absent, 811 men. The regiment can report to General Grant with al its men present by 12 noon to-morrow.

J. I. GREGG,

Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 23, 1865-7.40 p. m.

COMMANDING GENERAL CAVALRY DIVISION:

Let the Thirteenth Pennsylvania go. Order in writing will be sent at once. Commanding officer on arrival at City Point will report to Lieutenant-Colonel Bowers, assistant adjutant-general, unless otherwise directed. Will the regiment require any railroad transportation for anything?

By command of Major-General Parke:

GEO. D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

February 23, 1865- 5.35 p. m.

Brigadier General JOHN A. RAWLINS:

Twenty-eight deserters have come in from the enemy since my last report.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

February 23, 1865.

General JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, Armies before Richmond:

SIR: I inclose a case, Brigadier General (by brevet) T. M. Harris. According to the ruling in this case, our most valuable officers are being ordered out of service. Brigadier-General Bell was ordered out of