now upon any duty whatever in infantry corps will rejoin their regiments. The commander of the Cavalry Corps will assign to the headquarters of each infantry corps one company cavalry of no less than fifty privates, to serve as an escort to the corps commander, and to perform such provost duties as may be required of mounted troops.
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By command of Major-General Meade:
FORT MONROE, VA., April 10, 1864 - 4 p. m.
His Excellency A. LINCOLN,
President United States:
Shall I send a boat for yourself and party? If not, please telegraph me when you leave, or will arrive.
BENJ. F. BUTLER.
GETTY'S STATION, April 10, 1864 - 11.30 p. m.
Major General B. F. BUTLER,
I think it possible to move a brigade to the Blackwater with artillery and wagons. Notwithstanding the quantity of water that has fallen, the roads are in better condition than they havae been on several occasions since I have been at this post.
C. A. HECKMAN,
CHERRYSTONE, April 10, 1864.
Ten or fifteen rebels crossed the bay to-day and landed near upper cable box. I went in pursuit with infantry, and succeeded in capturing their boat.
A. H. BOWMAN,
Lieutenant, Third Pennsylvania Artillery.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 11, 1864.
Fort Monroe, Va.:
Mrs. L. is so unwell that I now think we will not make the contemplated trip this week. Will notify you in time. Will probably get a boat here, but will accept yours if necessary. Thanks for your kind interest in the case.
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 94. April 11, 1864.
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3. The Tenth Regiment of New Jersey Volunteers, under orders to join this army from the Department of the Susquehanna, is assigned to