War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0496 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS, July 26, 1864.

General WEITZEL:

Lieutenant Talcott, of the volunteer engineers, who is on my staff, says he requires about 1,500 sand-bags for reverting embrasures. Can you send them?

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS, July 26, 1864.

General R. S. FOSTER,

Jones' Neck:

Yes; they are ordered.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, VA., July 26, 1864.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL:

Does that party of which you notified me intend crossing the river at this point? If so, I will have the bridge covered to deaden sound.

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, In the Field,

July 26, 1864-12.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General FOSTER,

Jones' Neck:

That party will cross on both bridges. Muffle them both. Get that point this p.m. if you can, and hold it at least till that party arrives. It will arrive, I think, about 8 or 9 p.m.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

JONES' NECK, July 26, 1864.

General WEITZEL:

Will you telegraph an order to department quartermaster at Jones' Landing to furnish hay and what teams he can spare. I will set details at work at once on muffling bridge.

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, VA., July 26, 1864.

Brigadier-General WEITZEL:

Colonel Plaisted, Eleventh Maine, reports the picket-line below Four-Mile Creek re-established as it was the day Lieutenant Michie was over here. I shall try and regain the road this p.m.

R. S. FOSTER,

Brigadier-General.