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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field, June 30, 1864-11 a.m.

Major-General SMITH:

If General Kautz is anywhere near you please send out an aide and stop his return here. The lieutenant-general desires me to send him to report to Sheridan at once, to go to the aid of Wilson. Major Ludlow goes with with a written order to that effect. I leave immediately for the fort [Monroe].

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, June 30, 1864-1.30 p.m.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Is there any artillery firing on your front and left, or heavy musketry firing? Major-General Smith desires particularly to know.

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 30, 1864-1.40 p.m.

Major General W. F. SMITH,

Commanding Eighteenth Corps:

We have heard but a few guns and no musketry on our front and left to-day. No heavy firing or either kind has been reported.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS, June 30, 1864.

General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The 30-pounders on the river got the rangers of the bridges very nicely yesterday, and to-day have been doing good service in hitting. They have not yet injured them so seriously as to break them down, though they have hit them several times. They have, in addition to this, burned the steamer lying at Pocahontas Bridge. The mortars on river-bank have done good service in aiding to silence artillery fire.

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, June 30, 1864.

Major General W. F. SMITH,

Eighteenth Army Corps:

No change has been made in our lines requiring the postponement of your attack. You will therefore make it at the time you have ordered.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.