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detachments should, be sent, but that organized regiments should go. If I had thought of the matter I would have ordered so many regiments to be dismounted and their horses turned over to the detachments, and sent them back to their regiments.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., July 9, 1864-9 p. m.

(Received 11.20 a. m. 10th.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point, Va.:

A dispatch not signed by Lew. Wallace, but approved by him, to the newspaper press states that they had a severe battle to-day near Monocacy bridge, and that our troops were defeated and are now retreating on the Baltimore road. Knowing the character of the source, you can judge of its reliability. Nothing further from Hunter. I do not deem it safe to withdraw any forces from Harper's Ferry till he forms a junction. Please inform me what forces besides Ricketts' division have been sent to Baltimore in order that I may know the means of defense to arrive at that place.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

WASHINGTON, July 9, 1864-11 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point, Va.:

As the arrival of the Nineteenth Corps is very uncertain, I think the remainder of the Sixth Corps should be sent to this place. I have ordered all troops from the North to be stopped at Baltimore for the defense of that city.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Numbers 52.

City Point, Va., July 9, 1864.

I. First Lieutenant C. B. Phillips, Engineer Corps, will report in person to Major General W. F. Smith, commanding Eighteenth Army Corps, for duty.

II. Major General E. O. C. Ord will proceed without delay to Washington, D. C., and report to Major General H. W. Halleck for orders.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

E. S. PARKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 9, 1864-10 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I have nothing of importance to report as occurring along the lines during the past twenty-four hours. About 5 p. m. yesterday the