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HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Charleston, S. C., March 20, 1865.

Captain E. MARTHELL,

Commanding of Subsistence:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the aggregate strength of the forces present is 274 commissioned officers and 6,844 enlisted men.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

LEONARD B. PERRY,

First Lieutenant, Fifty-fifth Mass. Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUATERS CITY OF CHARLESTON,

Charleston, S. C., March 20, 1865.

Rear-Admiral JOHN A. DAHLGREN,

Commanding Atlantic Blockading Squadron:

ADMIRAL: Colonel Stewart L. Woodford begs that about 200 colored saemen in uniform, with their officers, be sent to this city to-morrow by 1. 30 p. m. to report of Lieutenant Colonel A. G. Bennett, at the Citadel, for the purpose of joining the procession of the freedmen of this city. The line will be formed at the Citadel green at 2 p. m.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. A. BATTERSON,

Second Lieutenant, 127th New York Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS CITY OF THE CHARLESTON,

Charleston, S. C., March 20, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel A. G. BENNETT,

Commanding Northern District:

COLONEL: By direction of the colonel commanding the city, you will have your regiment formed in line at 2 p. m. to-morrow to join in the procession of freedmen. Your regiment will have the right, and application has been made for 200 colored sailors to have the left of the line. They will report to you at the green about 1. 30. You will reduce the guards in your district just as much as possible to-morrow, in order that you may turn out as many men as can possibly be spared.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. A. BATTERSON,

Second Lieutenant, 127th New York Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

CITY POINT, VA., March 21, 1865-9 a. m.

(Received 3 p. m.)

Major-General MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General, Washington:

Has rolling-stock sufficient to supply an army of 100,000 men, with the usual proportion of cavalry, transportation, and artillery, over a distance of 130 miles, been sent to New Berne? If not, more should be sent at once.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

59 R R-VOL XLVII, PT II.