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and being grazed, or directed to be grazed, on the James River, near Coggins Point. The detail will report to Captain W. R. Murphy, commissary of subsistence, in charge of the herd. I am at the same time instructed to inform you that it is the wish of Lieutenant-General Grant that, as a further protection to the cattle herd, you locate the camp for the dismounted cavalry at Coggins Point, while waiting to be mounted, if it can be done without inconvenience.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, July 2, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

A correspondent named Kent, understood to be with you command, has published in the New York Tribune of the 27th an article false and slanderous upon a portion of the army now in the field. You will please direct his arrest and have him sent to these headquarters.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

JULY 2, 1864.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT, City Point:

Mr. Kent has gone North. I will show your dispatch to General Butler when he returns.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

JULY 2, 1864.

Captain CASSELS,

Provost-Marshal, Bermuda Hundred:

General Grant directs that you notify Mr. Kent. correspondent of the Tribune, that his pass is revoked, and that he will never again be permitted to visit this army. Mr. Kent was at last accounts at Fortress Monroe or Baltimore.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 2, 1864-7.30 p.m.

Colonel ABBOT,

First Connecticut Artillery, Broadway Landing:

General Burnside requires 8,000 sand-bags to finish your battery by daylight to-morrow, if possible. Can you send them up?

HENRY J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General.

BROADWAY LANDING, July 2, 1864-12 p.m.

Brigadier-General HUNT,

Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac:

I will send 3,000, the allowance for six guns, at once.

HENRY L. ABBOT,

Colonel, Commanding First Connecticut Artillery.

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