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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 91.-General Magruder's orders. (search)
regiments temporarily dismounted, when their horses cannot be procured in time, are not to be considered as violations of the assurances held out by this order, and are only here alluded to by the Commanding General to prevent a misinterpretation by his troops, with whom he shall always deal, as he has ever done, with frankness and truth. By command of Major-Gen. J. B. Magruder. E. P. Turner, Assistant Adjutant.-General. headquarters District of Texas, New-Mexico, and Arizona, Houston, Feb. 2, 1864. Special orders, No. 33. VII. It being absolutely necessary to take possession of the cisterns upon Galveston Island for the use of the troops, Mr. Thomas M. League is authorized to take control and possession of all of the said cisterns. He will permit each family to use what may be necessary for their purposes at all times, reserving a sufficient quantity for the troops. The labor necessary to carry water to the commands will be furnished by the Post-Quarter-master. By comman
Doc. 100.-operations on James River. Co-operation with army expedition under General Graham. Report of Acting rear-admiral S. P. Lee. flag-ship Minnesota, off Newport news, Va., February 2, 1864. sir: Returning here Sunday afternoon, thirty-first ultimo, after an absence of a few hours at the navy-yard, I was informed by Lieutenant Commander Upshur, of this ship, that General Graham had a few hours previously gone up the James River with the army gunboats on an expedition, the object of which was to capture some rebel troops, said to be about forty, (40,) and tobacco, and that, on the application of General Graham, Captain Gansevoort had sent Lieutenant Commander Gillis with the Commodore Morris, in the Nansemond, to cooperate. The Commodore Morris being very short of her complement, a detail of fifty (50) men from this ship was put on board of her to supply her deficiencies, and Lieutenant Commander Gillis was instructed by Lieutenant Commander Upshur not to allow th