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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 27, 1864-4 p. m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

At 12.50 p. m. five car-loads of sick or wounded rebels passed from Petersburg toward Richmond.

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 27, 1864-7.20 p. m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point:

At 6.45 p. m. eleven additional cars loaded with troops passed from Petersburg to Richmond.

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, July 27, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

You will please order the troops of the Nineteenth Corps which arrived to-day to proceed to Washington without delay.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 27, 1864-9 p. m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point:

No troops of the Nineteenth Army Corps arrived here to-day. We have sent all of the First Division. The troops that did arrive were seven companies of the Sixteenth New York Artillery from Yorktown.

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 27, 1864-9 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point:

Signal officers on the right just report that just before dark the number of rebel troops at Chaffin's farm was greater than usual. No movement of troops from west to east observed during the day.

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.