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HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, FIRST DIV., CAVALRY CORPS,

Picket Reserve, near R. Williams', July 24, 1864-6.30 a.m.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quiet along my lines for the past twenty-four hours, and no change in the position of the enemy's picket except at Lee's Mill, in my front. Last evening the captain commanding patrol reported a strong picket post on the opposite side of the stream at that place, and that the bridge had been destroyed. This morning the officer commanding patrol reports the picket withdrawn.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. A. ALGER,

Colonel, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA.

In the Field, July 24, 1864.

Major J. C. DUANE,

Chief Engineer, Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

Please send me a tracing of that part of that rebel map of which Comstock had a part yesterday which includes Jones' Neck, Deep Bottom, Malvern Hill, and the vicinity only. I need it for military purpose, and if you could send it to me by this evening I would be ever so much obliged.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 24, 1864.

General G. WEITZEL,

Bermuda Hundred:

That part of the rebel map to which you refer, including Jones' Neck, Deep Bottom, Malvern Hill, and the vicinity, is not in our office. I have only that part of which Colonel Comstock has a tracing.

N. MICHLER,

Major of Engineers, U. S. Army.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 24, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff, Fort Monroe:

I am about consulting with General Grant in respect to recruiting, and will send you the information when it has been determined upon.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.