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t Monroe, April 2d, in which he said:
When you are notified to move, take City Point with as much force as possible.
Fortify, or rather intrench, at once and concentrate all your troops for the field there as rapidly as you can. From City Point directions cannot be given at this time for your further movements.
The fact thatansports the two armies would become a unit.
Had the order directing that City Point should be taken with as much force as possible been construed to mean the whobout forty, thousand men, landed at Bermuda Hundred, leaving a small force at City Point, and marched to the neck of land between the James and the Appomattox rivers.ry, nominally attached to the Eighteenth Corps, and some cavalry were left at City Point — for what purpose, unless to keep the letter of the order of April 2d, it is possible of it. The colored division under General Hinks was to move up from City Point to Point of Rocks on the right bank of the Appomattox.
The movement began sh