War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0218 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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CITY POINT, July 13, 1864.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL,

General Butler's Headquarters:

It is not necessary. A gun-boat has been sent from here.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, July 13, 1864

Brigadier-General WEITZEL,

General Butler's Headquarters:

Rebels have cut the Philadelphia railroad north of Baltimore, catching two trains of passengers, General Franklin among other officers. Have destroyed much private property outside of Washington,and have been firing at once of the forts with artillery, but at last reports had made no attack. They are on the Rockville side of the city. Latest dispatch was 11 a.m. yesterday. Nothing official from Hunter.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 13, 1864. (Received 5.15 p.m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT, City Point;

The following dispatch is forwarded for your information:

RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION,

Spring Hill, July 13, 1864-4 p.m.

Ten cars, partly loaded with troops and two pieces of artillery, just passed the railroad junction toward Petersburg.

A. G. SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

JULY 13, 1864

General INGALLS:

A transport coming up the river was fired into this p.m. by rebel field artillery and struck north side near Wilcox's Wharf. The army gun-boat Parke shelled them away and landed a party, but the rebels had left. The navy boat Osceola has gone down.

C. E. FULLER.

Lieutenant-Colonel.

RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION.

Spring Hill, July 13, 1864-8 a.m.

Captain NORTON:

Six passenger-cars loaded with troops and six empty passed the railroad junction toward Petersburg.

A. G. SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.