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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, July 12, 1864-10.45 p.m.

General D. McM. GREGG,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: Major-General Hancock directs me to say that he has received a dispatch from Major-General Meade to the effect that the object of the reconnaissance has been accomplished, and directing that unless the enemy take the offensive he withdraw his command behind the intrenchments. Major-General Meade directs that you relieve the command under Colonel Bryan, Eighteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers, taking up his picket-line, holding it with strong reserves, and covering strongly Lee's Mill, or such other place as you may find more convenient for water. When the Second Corps withdraws behind the entrenched line you will report to General Warren for orders. General Meade also directs you to report to his headquarters. If you have any further information about the enemy please communicate.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field,

July 12, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

Commanding,&c., City Point:

This report* respectfully forwarded for the information of lieutenant-general commanding. Is there any news from Maryland that can be communicated without detriment to the public service?

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, July 12, 1864.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL,

Acting Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following dispatch has just been received and is respectfully forwarded:

RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION, Spring Hill, July 11, 1864-8 a.m.

Captain NORTON:

A train of seven freight and two passenger cars, loaded with troops, just passed toward Petersburg.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

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