War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0554 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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Second. The reserves of the Eighteenth should be held in readiness to take part, and if developments justify it all of Ord's and Warren's commands can be put in.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 28, 1864-1.15 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I propose to pay you a visit to City Point, if you have no objection. All is at present quiet here and likely to remain so.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 28, 1864

Major-General MEADE

Commanding, &c.;

I think it will be well to stop all artillery firing except from field pieces from this time until Saturday morning and to conceal the heavy pieces. This may have an effect in convincing the enemy that we are withdrawing from Petersburg and possibly induce them to come out and see.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

(Same to Major-General Ord.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 28, 1864-2.30 p.m.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac, at General Grant's Headquarters:

Respecting telegram* of General Hancock of 2 p.m., the prisoner may confound Bushrod Johnson's old brigade with his division. Colonel Sharpe reported this morning that the Tennessee brigade of Beauregard's corps was on the other side of the James. This was Bushrod Johnson's brigade, and is one of the five brigades of his division. I have telegraphed General Hancock about it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, July 28, 1864-5.58 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The following dispatch, dated 4.50 p.m., just received from General Weitzel:

A train of twenty-five cars with troops just passed the Junction toward Richmond.

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NOTE.- Similar dispatches to the above have been coming every hour or two all last night and to-day; look out for them.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.