War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0142 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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FORT MONROE, July 10, 1864-10.15 a.m.

General HALLECK:

None have arrived yet.

J. W. S[HAFFER],

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

FORT MONROE, VA., July 10, 1864-1 p.m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT, City Point:

Steamer Crescent has just arrived with troops from New Orleans, and has been ordered to Washington.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Major-General Halleck.)

CITY POINT, July 10, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER:

Yes; order them all to Washington.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

SUFFOLK, July 10, 1864-11 a.m.

Brigadier-General VODGES, Portsmouth, Va.:

My scouts report nothing in my way this side of Smithfield. Claiborne's regiment Georgia cavalry are at Harden's Bluff, on the James River. I can easily whip them.

J. R. SHAFFER,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

[Indorsement.]

Respectfully forwarded to Captain Johnston for the information of the brigadier-general commanding the district.

I. VODGES,

Brigadier-General.

POINT LOOKOUT, July 10, 1864-9 a.m.

Major C. H. RAYMOND, Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet here.

JAS. BARNES,

Brigadier-General.

BALTIMORE, July 10, 1864-5 p.m.

(Received 5.15 p.m.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

The undersigned have good reason to believe that an effort will be made to release the 17,000 Confederate prisoners that are now at Point Lookout. We beg leave to call your attention to it.

B. F. CAMP.

R. STOCKETT MATTHEWS.