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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, March 3, 1865-1.15 p.m.

Captain WHIPPLE,

Headquarters Cavalry Division:

Direct that 300 cavalry First New York Mounted Rifles prepare to take transports at Deep Bottom, with ten day's forage and rations, at noon to-morrow, 4th instant. Two ambulances will be allowed to be taken.

AUGUST V. KAUTZ,

Brigadier and Brevet Major-General, Cavalry Division.

HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, ARMY OF THE JAMES, Before Richmond, Va., March 3, 1865.

Commanding OFFICER THIRD BRIGADE, CAVALRY DIVISION:

SIR: The general commanding the division directs that you have 300 men of the New York Mounted Rifles in readiness to go on board a transport at Deep Bottom Landing at noon to-morrow, March 4, 1865. They will be provided with ten days' rations for men and ten days' forage for animals. Two ambulances will be taken with the expedition. The general desires that the party be in readiness to take the transports promptly at the time designated, and that no delay may be occasioned under any circumstances whatever.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. C. WHIPPLE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD BRIGADE, CAVALRY DIVISION, ARMY OF THE JAMES, March 3, 1865.

Major JAMES N. WHEELAN,

Commanding First New York Mounted Rifles:

MAJOR: The lieutenant-colonel commanding brigade directs that, in pursuance to instructions from division headquarters, you will detail Major E. A. Hamilton, one surgeon, and 300 enlisted men, with a proper complement of line officers, to leave camp en route to Deep Bottom Landing, Va., at 11 a.m. to-morrow, March 4, 1865. The troops will have four days' cooked rations in haversacks and two days' forage on the horses. Eight days' forage and six days' rations at the landing at the time specified are strictly complied with. Two ambulances will accompany the expedition, and will be at the landing at 11 a.m. 4th instant. Care will be taken that the party are in readiness to start at the time designated, and that no delay is occasioned under any circumstances whatever.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. S. DICKINSON,

First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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