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army. They can be returned through these headquarters, or, if deemed advisable, through your headquarters. Please let me know if you have no objection to the above, which are submitted because I consider City Point as only partially under my command.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., March 16, 1865. (Received 11 a. m.)

Major-General MEADE:

Make the changes you deem proper in the garrison of City Point. Have all the returns of troops here sent to you. In making changes leave with General Patrick the regiment which he has always had with him . There are two colored regiment at City Point, one under the quartermaster. This I will have retained, but the other I will order back to the Twenty-fifth Corps. It will be necessary to replace it with a battalion.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

NAVY DEPARTMENT,

March 16, 1865.

Major General J. G. BARNARD, U. S. ARMY,

City Point, Va.;

Shall not be with you until Saturday. Notify Lieutenant-General Grant.

G. V. FOX,

Assistant Secretary of the Navy.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
March 16, 1865-2.55 p. m.

Major-General MEADE:

(Through Fifth Corps Headquarters.)

The following dispatch has just been received from the acting chief signal officer:

Major-General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that the following reports has just been received from the signal station at the Avery house:

"The enemy along the front line, from the Creater to Fort Mahone, have their equipments all on, ready to move. No tents have been struck to-day. The most of them now sit down, as if frying to keep of sight.

CHAS. HERZOG,

First Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

General Parke is here, and has seen the above report.

CHAS. E. PEASE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

March 16, 1865-9 a. m.

Captain J. C. PAINE:

At 8.30 a. m. about 400 of the enemy commenced moving from works extending from Fort Mahone a short distance to the right of plank


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