You will push that work to completion at once. Don't let any grass grow under your feet. Get through and then come away with your party.
CHERRYSTONE, VA., July 15, 1864.
Acting Chief of Staff:
Your telegram received. We think a regiment would be too large, whereas one company would be sufficient, which we suggest.
FORT POWHATAN, July 15, 1864.
The lieutenant commanding guard states that there were 250 cavalry, commanded by Colonel White, of Thirteenth Virginia, passed through Cabin Point just before him yesterday morning, and a portion of their cavalry, cannot find how many, came back to Cabin Point yesterday p.m. and stayed over night near there. There was some infantry, but reports vary so much that I can get nothing reliable concerning them. Lieutenant is of the opinion that there is a force lying to trap us.
L. M. PAINTER.
CITY POINT, VA., July 15, 1864.
Turn all steamers arriving from the south with troops to City Point.
U. S. GRANT,
WASHINGTON, D. C., July 15, 1864-12.50 p.m.
Fort Monroe, Va.:
All troops of the Nineteenth Army Corps not belonging to the two divisions under General Emory will go directly to City Point.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,
In the Field, July 15, 1864-9.25 a.m.
Brigadier-General Shepley will report at these headquarters at once.
B. F. BUTLER,