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JUNE 22, 1864-6.50 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

General Smith asks of me two batteries of rifled guns and two 30-pounder Parrotts or 4 1/2-inch guns, with ammunition. I have sent him a battery of rifled 10-pounders. Three of my 30-pounders are with Meade, out of six, which are all I have. Smith has four 20-pounders out of nine already. As Meade's siege train has got up will you direct that he turn over to Smith the three 30-pounders and ammunition.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, June 22, 1864-8.15 p.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

The three 30-pounder Parrott guns and ammunition will be ordered turned over to General Smith from these headquarters.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNumbers A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General.

CITY POINT, VA., June 22, 1864-11. 15 p.m.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding, &c., Bermuda Hundred:

Please direct Colonel Abbot to get four of the 30-pounder Parrott siege guns of the siege train just arrived to General Smith as soon as possible.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Near Point of Rocks, Va., June 22, 1864.

Brigadier General RUFUS INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, Armies operating against Richmond:

The mail between these headquarters and Fortress Monroe fails of connection. I understand that some gentleman who claims to be postmaster of the Army of the Potomac claims to take it under his charge. May I ask that you will allow the mail of these headquarters to be left at Fortress Monroe in the separate mail bags we furnish, and taken from there as heretofore.

Respectfully,

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

BERMUDA, June 22, 1864-6.07 a.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

The Greyhound arrived at 5.30; is now taking on board coal, and is ordered to report at hospital wharf on Appomattox. Will be there at 7 o'clock.

C. E. FULLER,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

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