War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0092 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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Cherry Run. Low water in the Ohio River is given as the cause of delay. Rodes' division is said to be with Breckinridge. No important change reported since my telegram of last evening.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, VA., July 9, 1864.

(Received 7.30 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

If you think it necessary, order the Nineteenth Corps as it arrives at Fortress Monroe to Washington. About the 18th or 20th is the time I should like to have a large force here; but if the rebel force now north can be captured or destroyed I would willingly postpone aggressive operations to destroy them, and could send in addition to the Nineteenth Corps, the balance of the Sixth Corps.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 9, 1864-5.30 p. m.

(Received 1.30 p. m. 10th.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

I have ordered the remainder of the Sixth Corps to Washington. On account of scarcity of transportation I do not send wagons or artillery, but they will follow if you say it is wanted. I think most of the 3,000 cavalry sent are fit for duty. They certainly must have reached Baltimore with the other troops. If the Nineteenth Corps reaches Fortress Monroe in time you can take it also if you deem it advisable.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 9, 1864-6 p. m.

(Received 1.05 p. m. 10th.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

Forces enough to defeat all that Early has with him should get in his rear south of him, and follow him up sharply, leaving him to go north, defending depots, towns, &c., with small garrisons and the militia. If the President thinks it advisable that I should go to Washington in person I can start in an hour after receiving notice, leaving everything here on the defensive.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 9, 1864-7 p. m.

(Received 1.20 p. m. 10th.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

After the dismounted cavalry had left here I learned accidentally that it was composed of detachments from all regiments. My order was worded to send the dismounted cavalry, but I never intended that