War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0446 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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CITY POINT, VA., May 9, 1865-12. 30 p. m.

(Received 6. 35 p. m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT, Washington;

I have the honor to report my arrival at City Point pursuant to your orders, and my army is reported by General Easton, quartermaster to be at Manchester, opposite Richmond. I have as yet seen no orders for me to come on to Alexandria although that was contemplated by your at Raleigh. Will you please telegraph me orders at Manchester, where I will forthwith join the army. I have nothing from you since you left Raleigh.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Manchester, Va., May 9, 1865

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

Commander-in-Chief:

GENERAL: I have joined my army at Manchester, opposite Richmond, and await your orders. general Wilson telegraphs through General Schofield for hay and forage for 20,000 animals to be sent up the Savannah River to Augusta. Under Secretary Stanton's newspaper orders taking Wilson substantially from my command, I wish you would give the orders necessary for the case.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Manchester, Va., May 9, 1865.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Commanding Division of the James, Richmond:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report my arrival and that I have assumed immediate command of this army and await General Grant's orders. If you have any general orders, relating to the march of the armies northward, I will be obliged for a copy. The review ordered by Major-General Davis in Richmond will not take place.

I am, &c., your obedient servant,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE JAMES,

Richmond, Va., May 9, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN, Manchester:

GENERAL: Your official letter of this date is received. I have no orders from General Grant is regard to your army other tahn that, in yoru absence, the several corps would march to Alexandria without awaiting your arrival. At the request of General Slocum I telegraphed to General Meade to leave his pontoon bridge over the Rappahannock River for the use of your army. He has replied to-day that he would leave a bridge at Franklin's Crossing, mouth of Deep Run.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Commanding.