War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0814 N. AND SE.VA., W.VA.,MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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CITY POINT, March 3, 1865. [Received 7.45 p.m.]

Major-General GIBBON:

The pilots are ready. Direct the boats to call on Colonel Bradley, depot quartermaster, for them.

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, March 3, 1865. [Received 8 p.m.]

Major-General GIBBON:

Transports are ordered to be ready at Deep Bottom at 12 m. to-morrow?

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, March 3, 1865. [Received 10.10 p.m.]

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Your telegram received. Colonel Sumner, First Mounted Rifles, would be the best officer to send. He is now at Norfolk on four days' leave. I will telegraph for him if you think there is time to send him up.

JNO. W. TURNER,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, March 3, 1865. [Received 10.30 p.m.]

Brigadier General J. W. TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

General Grant directs me to say to you that he thinks Summer will be a good man, and that there will be time to send for him.

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., March 3, 1865-11.30 p.m.

General GIBBON,

Headquarters Army of the James:

As fast as the boats are loaded to-morrow they will proceed to Fort Monroe and there await orders from the commanding officer. Direct the officer in command to stop here on his way down and receive his orders.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.