War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0442 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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JULY 25, 1864-6.45 p.m.

Captain FISHER:

The enemy's signal officer reports troops drilling at Cobb's. No movements seen to-day. Captain Norton reports that at 1 p.m. seven cars with sick and wounded troops passed toward Richmond on the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad. Two trains moved toward Petersburg empty.

CHAS. L. DAVIS,

Captain, &c,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 25, 1864-2 p.m.

Brigadier-General BENHAM:

You will make your arrangements to throw a bridge over the Appomattox River at Broadway to-morrow afternoon, timing your operations so that the bridge will be completed and ready for use soon after dark. Should any questions arise in your mind requiring immediate action you are authorized to refer them to Lieutenant-General Grant, by whose order the bridge is directed to be constructed.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 25, 1864-9 a.m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There has been no change in the disposition of my command since last report. The work I have been engaged on on the left is nearly completed.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 25, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS:

I request that the regiment, Fourth New York Heavy Artillery, be returned to my command.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 25, 1864-9.30 p.m.

General HANCOCK:

I am directed by the commanding general to say that the services of the Fourth New York Heavy Artillery cannot, at present, be dispensed with from the duty the regiment is now on.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.