War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0096 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 9, 1864-9.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Telegraphed you at 3.50 p. m. this day the account of two contrabands, who represented themselves as servants to officers on the staff of Lieutenant-General Anderson, now commanding Longstreet's corps. They asserted positively that all three of the divisions of this corps were in our front, occupying the center of their line, Beauregard on the left and A. P. Hill on the right. I have no doubt Longstreet's corps is here.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, July 9, 1864-4 p. m.

(Received 1 a. m. 10th.)

Brigadier General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General:

In consequence of the losses in the recent raids of Generals Kautz and Wilson more horses will be required than I had estimated for. In addition please cause 1,200 cavalry and 250 artillery horses to be sent to Captain E. J. Strang, assistant quartermaster, at this depot. The horses are required immediately. The cavalry horses are for General Kautz.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 9, 1864-3.50 p. m.

Brigadier-General INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, Army of the Potomac, City Point:

The major-general commanding directs that the grain-sacks of the army be collected for use in the siege operations. If you have any on hand please send them to Major-General Burnside, commanding Ninth Corps.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, July 9, 1864.

(Received 5.20 p. m.)

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS:

There are 8,000 empty grain-sacks here which will be sent to General Burnside, in accordance with your orders. The corps commanders might obtain a great number by saving those issued to them daily.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, July 9, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

Two contrabands, servants for officers on General Anderson's staff, came into General Birney's front this morning. They came out to graze their horses in front of A. P. Hill's corps, some distance beyond