War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0847 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF EASTERN VIRGINIA, Norfolk, Va., March 5, 1865.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point:

I have three deserters from the Ninth Virginia, between the Appomattox and James. They left last Sunday a.m. At that time cotton and tobacco was being removed from Petersburg to Richmond. A new line of intrenchements being thrown up, running from Drewry's Bluff in direction two miles in rear of Petersburg.

GEO. H. GORDON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding District of Eastern Virginia.

CITY POINT, VA., March 5, 1865-12.05 p.m.

Colonel S. H. ROBERTS,

139th New York Volunteers, Quartermaster's Office, Fort Monroe:

Start as soon as possible with or without the guide who was to meet you at Fort Monroe. He was expected down on the Baltimore boat.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

FORT MONROE, VA., March 5, 1865-12 m.

Brigadier General J. W. TURNER,

Chief of Staff:

I was ordered to join my regiment. I have joined the expedition. Am I right?

E. V. SUMNER,

First New York Mounted Rifles.

FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, Numbers 1. Charlottesville, Va., March 5, 1865.

Until further orders, each division commander will be required to furnish the bread and meat rations for his division. He will be held responsible that it be done, and done properly and without outrages being committed. There are numerous mills that can be run at night, with a little enterprise on the part of division and brigade commanders, which will furnish the bread ration, and more. The commanding general will consider the division commander who fails in getting the desired articles of supply as having but little excuse for his delinquency.

By command of Major-General Sheridan:

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Brevet Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

FIELD ORDERS, HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, No. 2. March 5, 1865.

No division, brigade, or regiment commander in this command will be allowed to have men of their commands clothed in grey or rebel uniform and acting as scouts. All such will be returned to duty with