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General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 15 (search)
amazement, and exclaimed: Why, there are not half enough rations aboard this entire steamer to fill that requisition. The commissary, who thought he had made only an ordinary demand, said: Why, you're filling requisitions for all the other regiments in our brigade! regiment! cried the commissary. You mean a corps. The regimental commissary then discovered that he had made out his requisition on a corps blank. A hospital had been established at City Point large enough to accommodate 6000 patients, and served a very useful purpose. The general manifested a deep interest in this hospital, frequently visited it, and constantly received verbal reports from the surgeons in charge as to the care and comfort of the wounded. A telegraph-line had been established on the south side of the James which connected by cable across Hampton Roads with Fort Monroe. From that place there was direct telegraphic communication with Washington. This line was occasionally broken, but by dint