awake and ready for any emergency. He also desires me to again make mention of the order regarding your reserve brigade in case of any attack upon your front.
Very respectfully, &c.,
WM. RUSSELL, Jr.,
HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, July 8, 1864.
Captain A. S. KIMBALL,
Assistant Quartermaster, Fort Monroe, &c.:
General Grant desires that no more ocean steamers be sent to New Orleans.
Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.
JULY 8, 1864-9.30 a. m.
(Received 10.10 a. m.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:
Your dispatch of the 7th has just been received. I saw yesterday Captain Hines and Gregory, commanding the two gun-boats stationed at this place, and made arrangements with them for additional force should it be necessary. I telegraphed yesterday that General Hinks had started for Washington at 4 p. m. The utmost vigilance shall be exercised here. The telegraph operator states that his lines was out of order last night.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON, 22nd ARMY CORPS, Washington, D. C., July 8, 1864.
Commanding, Point Lookout:
General Butler telegraphs that a rebel deserter reports that Early intends, among other things, to attack Point Lookout and release the prisoners there. Be on your guard, therefore. Notify the gun-boats and keep some of your cavalry well out.
C. C. AUGUR,
POINT LOOKOUT, July 8, 1864.
(Received 1.50 p. m.)
General C. C. AUGUR,
Your dispatch is received and will be attended to. I had two extra gun-boats on duty last night; placed additional pickets in front. All