HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,
In the Field, July 12, 1864-12. 10 p.m
The Virginia Central road is running as far at least as Gordonsville. Will send a refugee with particulars.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA.
In the Field, July 12, 1864-6.45 p.m.
Commanding U. S. Armies:
I have the honor to inclose a package received by flag of truce in the manner shown by the inclosed note* to General Brooks, together with a Richmond paper of this morning. Colonel Jaquess and Mr. Gilmore are here awaiting any answer from my flag of this morning. The bearer will await an answer from you if you do not choose to send it by telegraph.
BENJ. F. BUTLER.
CITY POINT, VA., July 12, 1864
The communications from General Lee and Colonel Ould, the latter of which you have seen, are both on the same subject. Your action in the matter is satisfactory.
U. S. GRANT,
HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, FIRST DIV., TENTH ARMY CORPS,
Deep Bottom, July 12, 1864-6.35 p.m.
Major General B. F. BUTTLER.
Commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina:
SIR: A flag of truce in charge of Captain Hatch, assistant adjutant-general, and assistant commissioner of exchange, C. S. Army, arrived at my outpost and was met by Captain Davis, my assistant adjutant-general. Robert Ould, commissioner of exchange, was of the party and presented a communication of which the following is a copy:
Richmond, Va., July 12, 1864.
COMMANDING OFFICER U. S. FORCES,
Deep Bottom, Va.,:
SIR: A communication from Lieutenant General U. S. Grant of the date of July 8, 1864, to General R. E. Lee, requesting that Colonel James F. Jaquess and J. R. Gilmore, esq., be allowed to meet the undersigned at such place between the lines of the two armies may be designated, having been referred to the War Department, I am directed to request you too notify Lieutenant-General Grant that I will be in attendance at some convenient point between Deep Bottom and Chaffin's Bluff (say at Mrs. Grover's) on Thursday, July 14 instant, at 1 p.m., to receive any communication which the above-named parties have to make.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
Agent of Exchange.