War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0202 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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The original of this I forward by orderly. Mr. Ould requests that an answer be sent to him at 1 p.m. to-morrow whether the parties will be able to meet him at the time stated in his communication; also, it the place is agreeable. I would request that Ruffin's house be substituted for Mrs. Grover's, the latter being one of my reserve picket stations.

Respectfully, yours,

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 12, 1864-7.05 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

Commanding, &c.:

Since writing my first communication I have received the inclosed* from Deep Bottom, which, I take it, covers the whole matter in question, and have returned the following answer:

Brigadier-General FOSTER,

Commanding Deep Bottom:

Please inform Mr. Ould that Colonel Jaquess and Mr. Gilmore will meet him at the time and place proposed, 1 o'clock on Thursday, the 14th, at Ruffin's house, between Deep Bottom and Chaffin's farm.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

BERMUDA, July 12, 1864

General BUTLER:

GENERAL: Three refugees, who state that they left Richmond last Sunday afternoon, have been received from the navy. They were picked up at Haxall's yesterday morning. They appear to be intelligent men. Shall I send them to your headquarters?

JOHN CASSELS,

Captain and Provost-Marshal.

JULY 12, 1864

Captain JOHN CASSELS

Provost-Marshal, Bermuda Hundred:

Send them at once.

BENJ. F. BUTLER.

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 12, 1864-10.40 a.m.

Governor CURTIN:

Harrisburg, Pa.,:

First Lieutenant David W. Chambers, of the Third Pennsylvania Artillery (One hundred and fifty-second Regiment), has conducted of his own planning a very gallant, successful, and serviceable expedition,

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*See Ould to commanding officer at Deep Bottom, embodied in next, ante.

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