War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0464 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HDQRS. DETACHMENT NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, Washington, D. C.,

July 26, 1864.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, City Point:

I am ordered to City Point, where much the largest portion of my command is, and I shall start by the first boat, unless otherwise directed by Lieutenant-General Grant, which is made not improbable by the news of the evening just received.

Very respectfully,&c.,

W. H. EMORY,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, VA., July 26, 1864-9 p.m.

(Received 5.25 a.m. 27th.)

Major-General EMORY,

Washington, D. C.:

Remain where you are at present. It is more than likely that your corps will be sent to Washington. Some of it goes immediately.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 26, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

I would like a good engineer officer with me if possible; also any guides familiar with the country the provost-marshal may have.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 26, 1864-12 m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

Major Duane will send an engineers officer. There are no guides, but Major Duane will send maps.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS, July 26, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS:

The engineers officer ordered to report to me wishes to know where I will be at 9 a.m. to-morrow, when he desires to report. As I cannot tell where I shall be it would be better for him to report this evening.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.