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Lieutenant Colonel Joseph G. Crane, commissary of subsistence.

Major Josiah Simpson, surgeon, U. S. Army, medical director.

Asst. Surg. C. R. Greenleaf, U. S. Army, assistant to medical director.

Bvt. Major Charles N. Turnbull, U. S. Army, corps of engineers.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. French, Second U. S. Artillery, inspector and chief of artillery.

Lieutenant Charles L. Isaac, One hundred and fourth New York Volunteers, acting ordnance officer.

Lieutenant Colonel John Woolley, Fifth Indiana Cavalry, provost-marshal.

Captain W. H. Wiegel, U. S. Volunteers, assistant provost-marshal.

Major H. W. Wharton, U. S. Army, commissary of musters.

Captain R. H. Offley, First U. S. Infantry, assistant commissary of musters.


Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, VA., January 6, 1865-1 p.m.

(Received 9.50 p.m.)

President A. LINCOLN,


I wrote a letter to the Secretary of War, which was mailed yesterday, asking to have General Butler removed from command. Learning that the Secretary left Washington yesterday, I telegraph you asking that prompt action may be taken in the matter.



FORT MONROE, VA., January 6, 1865-6.30 p.m.

(Received 10.30 p.m.)

Honorable C. A. DANA,

Assistant Secretary of War:

We arrived here safely this afternoon, and will remain until to-morrow forenoon. I forgot to mention to you that I shall continue, acting as Secretary, issuing orders and making regulations. Your official style and signature will be that of your commission, Assistant Secretary, and not Acting Secretary. I noticed,in my former absence that the latter style had been adopted, but there can be only one Acting Secretary, and as I shall act, the style of Acting Secretary, proper in some cases, is not in the present case.


CITY POINT, VA., January 6, 1865-10 a.m.

(Received 11 a.m.)

Honorable G. V. FOX,

Assistant Secretary of the Navy:

It will hardly be possible for me to leave here for a few days. If I can go, however, I will let you know.



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