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Sheridan to get off on the 13th. How far do you think the infantry support should go? The whole distance, forty miles, or only part of the way?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, VA., July 9, 1864.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding, &c.:

Send in the balance of the Sixth Corps to be forwarded to Washington. They need not take their artillery or wagons with them. The rebels have crossed the Monocacy, and Halleck gives it as his opinion that one-third of Lee's army is with them. They are now calling urgently for troops, and I am in hopes with Wright the enemy will not be able to get back.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

JULY 9, 1864-8 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

An accident has delayed the receipt of your telegram of 6 p. m. till this moment. The Sixth Corps has been ordered and will proceed at once to City Point.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

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

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery belongs to the Sixth Corps. General Hunt desires its services, to be in charge of the siege guns, it being drilled in this duty. Can I retain it?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, July 9, 1864.

(Received 9.30 p. m.)

Major-General MEADE:

You can retain the Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, July 9, 1864-9.20 p. m.

Major-General MEADE:

Have you any evidence in the last three days that Longstreet's corps is still here? I am afraid that it, too, may have gone.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.