War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0206 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES.

Fort Powhatan, Va., July 12, 1864

Major General B. F. BUTLER.

Commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina:

GENERAL: Is it expected that I will give all the aid in my power to repair and keep up the U. S. military telegraph line from this place to Swan Point in preference to working on the fortifications here?

Very respectfully,

G. S. INNIS.

Colonel, Commanding Post.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

July 12, 1864

Colonel G. S. INNIS:

You will do all you can to keep the telegraph in repair.

By command of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS.

Assistant Adjutant-General

FORT MONROE, VA., July 12, 1864-4.35 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I have reached here with the advance of the two divisions of the Nineteenth Army Corps, and received orders to go to Washington and shall start to-night. It will be one week before the rear of the column gets here. Colonel Shaffer will continue to report the ships with the number of troops as they arrive.

W. H. EMORY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT MARY'S DISTRICT,

Point Lookout, Md., July 12, 1864-9 a.m.

Major C. H. RAYMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

All quiet.

JAMES BARNES.

Brigadier-General.

POINT LOOKOUT, July 12, 1864-7 p.m.

Major C. H. RAYMOND,

All quiet. Colonel Hoffman arrived here this afternoon. The U. S. steamer R. R. Cuyler arrived this afternoon. The Minnesota is expected to-morrow.

JAS. BARNES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding