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Page 9 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.


HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, ARMY OF THE JAMES, January 1, 1865.

Brigadier-General TURNER,
Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have to report that Captain Minnich, who accompanied the flag of truce yesterday with Mrs. Yarrington and her effects, was fired upon on the Darbytown road by the enemy's pickets, the ball passing through his clothes. After being received he was kept there between the lines until after dark for the reason that no preparations had been made to meet him. No excuse was offered for firing, except that no flag was expected.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

AUGUST V. KAUTZ,

Brigadier and Brevet Major-General, Commanding Division.


HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, January 1, 1865.

Brigadier-General McMILLAN,
Summit Point:

Are you well enough to take command of the First Division? If you are report to these headquarters in person for orders by the first train.

PETER FRENCH,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., January 2, 1865-1 p. m. (Received 1.40 p. m.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Can you get the Navy Department to send twenty large launches, like those formerly furnished the army, to the quartermaster at Fortress Monroe at once?

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

[Memorandum.]

Telegraphed January 2 to commandants at Portsmouth, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Norfolk, and Washington to know how many launches and first cutters, with oars, they have available for instant service, to reply immediately.

G. V. FOX,

Assistant Secretary.

CITY POINT, VA., January 2, 1865-3 p. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

General Sheridan proposed sending another division of troops here, but I suspended his action. Let him get them to Baltimore now as soon as possible, and all the infantry on vessels that can go to Wilmington ready for orders. Should I send his troops there I will send


Page 9 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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