War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0936 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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CITY POINT, VA., March 12, 1865-9.30 a.m.

(Received 11.20 a.m.)

Honorable G. V. FOX,

Assistant Secretary of the Navy:

Can you as conveniently as not spare a gun-boat to go to Wilmington and Charleston and return? Mr. Washburne and lady are here, and would like to go down. They, with one of my staff, would constitute the party going. When is Admiral Porter coming down here?

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, March 12, 1865.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

General-in-Chief, U. S. Army, City Point, Va.:

The Secretary of War wishes to know if General Schriver, inspector-general, can be spared from his present duties to make a special inspection under a resolution of Congress.

S. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., March 12, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington:

General Meade says he can spare General Schriver very well for a month, but should not like to spare him much longer.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 121.

Washington, March 12, 1865.

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50. Major General George L. Hartsuff, U. S. Volunteers, will report in person without delay to Lieutenant-General Grant, general-in-chief U. S. Army, at City Point, Va., for duty.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

March 12, 1865. (Received 10.30 a.m.)

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No change in the position of the troops of this command since last report. No deserters from the enemy.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.