followed General Wilson, and endeavor to ascertain definitely where his command is and make every effort in your power to extricate his force and secure its return. General Wright will remain where he is to give you such support as you may find necessary. You will keep the commanding general advised as often as possible of your operations and when they render it certain that you will no longer require General Wright in support you will please advise that officer and report the same to these headquarters.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, City Point,
June 30, 1864-10.20 a.m.
Please send Kautz back to our left to report to Sheridan as soon as possible. It will take all our cavalry to extricate Wilson from his present perilous position.
U. S. GRANT,
JUNE 30, 1864-10.45 a.m.
General Kautz has not yet reported to me. I suppose him to be with Wilson. If Kautz does report to me I will send him at once. I have not heard from him since he left.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field, June 30, 1864.
Since my last dispatch I have heard of General Kautz by report that he is coming to Bermuda. I have sent an order by telegraph to Smith* to send Katuz back if he is near him, also an order by Major Ludlow my inspector of cavalry, to report at once to Sheridan.
BENJ. B. BUTLER,
HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN, June 30, 1864-6.40 a.m.
Major GEORGE B. COOK,
First Connecticut Arty., Commanding Battery No. 1, near Curtis' House:
(Through telegraph at headquarters Tenth Army Corps.)
Order Companies B and M, including detachment in advanced battery, to report here fully equipped for duty at Petersburg. Two wagons
*See Butler to Smith, 11 a.m., p.537.