f an infantry force.
The boat is to remain until advised to withdraw.
Place one or more gunboats some distance above Day's Point when the army gunboat Brewster proceeds to that place with her convoy to land the infantry — the naval vessels to remahe object of this expedition is to cooperate with a detachment of our troops, which will be landed some distance above Day's Point, for the purpose of scouring the waters about Pagan Creek, and capturing and destroying any rebel torpedo or other boa64.
Sir: It is intended that a force of infantry will be landed at daylight, to-morrow morning, some distance above Day's Point, on the James River.
For the purpose of assisting and covering this landing, you will hold yourself in readiness to pcould we find the wounded.
We saw a cavalry picket or escort, composed of about eight men, riding in the direction of Day's Point.
We fired upon them, at which they returned and galloped back, and we returned to our boats.
I brought the officer a