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with fifteen rounds cartridges, on the county road toward Little Bethel. Scows will be provided to ferry them across Hampton Creek. March will be rapid, but not hurried. A howitzer with canister and shrapnel to go. A wagon with planks and materials to repair the New Market bridge. Duryea to have the 200 rifles, (Sharpe's rifles, purchased the day previous, are alluded to.) He will pick the men to whom to intrust them. Rocket to be thrown up from Newport News. Notify Commodore Prendergast (flag-officer) of this, to prevent general alarm. Newport News movement to be made somewhat later than this, as the distance is less. If we find and surprise them we will fire one volley, if desirable, not reload, and go ahead with the bayonet. As the attack is to be by night, or dusk of morning, and in detachments, our people should have some token, say a white rag on the left arm. Perhaps the detachments which are to do the job should be smaller than a regiment: three hun