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JUNE 25, 1864-3.15 a. m.

Will General Grant please tell me exactly where Sheridan is, that I may be able to give directions to the officer in charge of my men?

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, Va., June 25, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding, &c.:

Charles City Court-House is the place where our troops are, and where the enemy is confronting them. The wagons and one division of cavalry have come thought to Wilcox's Wharf, but have been moving during the night to Charles City-House.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICE OF CHIEF QUARTERMASTER,

City Point, Va., June 25, 1864.

General SETH WILLIAMS,

Adjt. General, Army of the Potomac, General Meade's Hdqrs.:

I have returned from Douthat's Landing. General Sheridan is there with his command. His trains are all in without loss. They are in good condition. Gregg's loss of men in the fight yesterday is much less that was reported this morning. Arrangements are good for crossing, though it will take several days to ferry the whole command over.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General, Chief Quartermaster.

CITY POINT, June 25, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

The command the White House consists of Twenty-eighth U. S. Colored, 9 officers and 336 enlisted men; Third New Jersey Battery, 3 officers and 141 enlisted men; Thirteenth Ohio Cavalry, 15 officers and 390 men, dismounted; detachment Twenty-fifth New Cavalry, dismounted, 18 officer and 293 men, and Sixty-seventh Regiment Pennsylvania volunteers, 6 officers and 205 enlisted men. The command is encamped on James River opposite Fort Powhatan. I report for further orders.

GEO. W. GETTY,

Brigadier-General.

CITY POINT, Va., June 26, 1864-4 p. m.

(Received 6 p. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

All is quiet and our men resting. Sheridan is crossing the river near Fort Powhatan, unmolested by the enemy. Gregg's loss was