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CITY POINT, July 26, 1864.

(Received 8.20 p.m.)

General BUTLER:

I will send over suitable vessels at once, and will soon inform you of their names and number of troops they will carry.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, July 26, 1864.

(Received 7.25 p.m.)

Major-General BUTLER:

General Hancock has gone to your headquarters, as was reported to me by one of his aides.

LUDLOW.

JULY 26, 1864-7.55 p.m.

Major LUDLOW,

Eighteenth Corps:

Report to General Hancock at once.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

MAJOR-GENERAL ORD'S HEADQUARTERS, July 26, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

I find that my column of infantry has already got in motion and has left camp, taking the road toward City Point. The artillery has not yet moved. What am I to do?

LUDLOW.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, July 26, 1864-8.05 p.m.

Major LUDLOW,

Eighteenth Corps:

You report to the head of one column and Shaffer to the head of the other.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, July 26, 1864.

(Received 9.20 p.m.)

General WEITZEL:

The infantry and artillery have all gone to Point of Rocks on City Point road. Captain Shaffer will meet the head of the column. I am going to your headquarters.

LUDLOW,

Major.