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BULTER'S HEADQUARTERS, July 28, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

GENERAL: The following dispatch has just been received from the signal officer on the right, and is respectfully forwarded for the information of the lieutenant-general:

A long column of cavalry, probably two regiments, and an ambulance train, are passing Chaffin's farm, going east. Over 100 wagons have gone same route since my last report. There is much signaling between rams and shore.

G. S. DANA,

Captain and Signal Officer.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

JULY 28, 1864-11.50 p.m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point:

The following dispatch has just been received.* What instructions shall be given to Foster?

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, VA., July 28, 1864-12 m.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding, &c.:

I will send you full instructions in the morning. General Hancock is only withdrawing one division, for purposes which will be explained. Sheridan's cavalry all remains north of the river.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

Lower Pontoon Bridge, July 28, 1864-7.20 p.m.

Major-General BULTER:

GENERAL: Will you do me the favor to have small picket-fires built to-night along the road from your headquarters to the pontoon bridge at this point?

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 28, 1864.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Deep Bottom:

The fires will be lit as you request, and as soon as possible.

Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier-General.

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*See Foster to Weitzel, 11.40 p.m., p.589.

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