War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0718 N. AND SE. VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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CITY POINT, VA., February 27, 1865-3.30 p.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

Please direct Colonel James A. Ekin to consign horses for the armies operating against Richmond as General Ingalls has requested him. When it is desired that any particular command shall have them, they will be distributed according to the direction.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 27, 1865-4 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

It has been suggested that an expedition be sent from here to destroy the Rapidan railroad bridge and the railroad to Culpeper. Would the advantage equal the waste of horse-flesh? Nine regiments and three companies of infantry and five companies of artillery have been sent within the last twelve days to Nashville from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, VA., February 27, 1865-6 p.m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

An expedition to destroy the Rapidan railroad bridge would serve as a diversion in favor of Sheridan. Unless he has directed it, however, I would not order it. If he has directed it, let the expedition go.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 27, 1865-10.30 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

No change has been observed in the position nor movement of the enemy reported in our front. The provost-marshal reports this a.m. ninety deserters. One of these states that Rodes' division camped near Sutherland's Station, South Side Railroad, on Friday evening.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, February 27, 1865.

(Received 11.30 a.m.)

Major General J. G. PARKE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

Bvt. Brigadier General G. H. Mckibbin has been assigned to duty by the President under his brevet rank.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.