n — to operate on the south side of James River, Richmond being your objective point.
To the force you already have will be added about ten thousand men from South Carolina, under Major-General Gillmore, who will command them in person.
Maj.-Gen. W. F. Smith is ordered to report to you, to command the troops sent into the field from your own department.
General Gillmore will be ordered to report to you at Fortress Monroe, with all the troops on transports, by the 18th instant, or as soon twell to the lieutenant-general as to the general commanding the department.
See Appendix No. 25.
On the 4th of May the embarkation began at Yorktown,
See Appendix No. 26. of the Tenth and Eighteenth Army Corps, under the command of Generals W. F. Smith and Q. A. Gillmore, amounting to about twenty-five thousand men. The colored troops (part of the Eighteenth Corps), about fifty-five hundred men, under command of Brig.-Gen. E. W. Hincks, embarked at Fortress Monroe.
At sunrise of the 5th