War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0880 N. AND SE. VA., N.C., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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CITY POINT, VA., March 7, 1865.

Major-General ORD:

I would advise Michie by all means to accept the appointment of assistant inspector-general. You can still retain him in charge as chief engineer, and in the meantime if anything can be done to advance him in the Regular Army I will be but too glad to do it. His services eminently entitle him to substantial promotion, and they will not in the end go unrewarded.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

March 7, 1865. (Received 6.20 p.m.)

General J. A. RAWLINS:

Thirty-six deserters from the enemy since my last report.

JNO. W. TURNER

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HATCHER'S, March 7, 1865.

General E. O. C. ORD:;

All of Mahone's division is on this front this morning. Pickett's division was at the railroad last evening waiting transportation. The report was that it was going to Lynchburg.

CHARLES K. GRAHAM,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

(Sent to Lieutenant General U. S. Grant, City Point, at 10.35 a.m.)

FORT MAGRUDER, March 7, 1865

Major-General ORD:

From a deserter I learn that 200 rebel cavalry left New Kent Court-House yesterday; ordered to Fredericksburg.

B. C. LUDLOW,

Brevet Brigadier-General, Commanding Post.

FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION, Numbers 5.

Arrington Station, March 7, 1865.

The First Cavalry Division will move up the canal at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning, the 8th, destroying it as it advances, and will proceed to such a point as will be hereafter designated. Colonel Well's brigade, of the Third Division, will move rapidly at 4 o'clock to-morrow morning to the railroad bridge across Buffalo River, and will destroy that brigade and any depots found there. It will then move by the shortest and most practicable route to New Market at the mouth of the Tye River, where the First Division is now encamped.

Colonel Capehart's brigade will commence destroying the railroad track at this place at 5 o'clock to-morrow morning, and will continue at