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GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, July 26, 1864.

(Received 5.20 p.m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

At 4.15 p.m. a train of four passenger and six freight cars loaded with troops passed Port Walthall Junction toward Richmond.

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

JULY 26, 1864-6.06 p.m.

(Received 6.15 p.m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

There is delay in the pontoon bridge at Broadway. It was not begun till 5.30 this afternoon and the head of Sheridan's column was to be there at 6.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, July 26, 1864-7.15 p.m.

General BUTLER:

My orders are that the cavalry shall not commence crossing until after dark, and the bridge was to be commenced as late as could be and accomplish its purpose.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 26, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding,&c.:

The enemy are again advancing down the Shenandoah Valley, and, it is said, with re-enforcements from Lee's army. Everybody is scared and wants re-enforcements. Send all of the Nineteenth Corps that can possibly be dispensed with at once. Commence embarking them

to-night.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant General.

JULY 26, 1864-7.30 p.m.

(Received 7.42 p.m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Dispatch received. Will General Ingalls send me all the transportation he has to be landing, and I will have the troops on board? Will he notify me to the boats sent? My quartermaster will give me a list of those already at the landing.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.