War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0590 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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CITY POINT, VA., July 28, 1864.

Major-General ORD,

Commanding, &c.:

You may continue the Coehorn firing.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

FORT POWHATAN, July 28, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

I have yet in my custody two hostages. They both say they are anxious to take the oath of allegiance. They pledge themselves to do all in their power to prevent the telegraph wire from being cut. They further agree to become answerable with their lives for the faithful performance of their obligations. Shall I try them?

G. S. INNIS,

Colonel, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 28, 1864.

Colonel INNIS,

Fort Powhatan:

Yes; administer the oath to them all and try them. Both dispatches received.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

No. 93. New Berne, N. C., July 28, 1864.

I. Companies I and M, Second Massachusetts Artillery, having joined for service, they are assigned to the command of Brigadier-General Harland, to whom the senior officer will report without delay.

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By command of Brigadier General I. N. Palmer:

J. A. JUDSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, July 28, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point, Va.:

I have changed my purpose, so that now I expect to reach Fort Monroe at 10 a.m. Sunday, the 31st.

A. LINCOLN.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

City Point, Va., July 29, 1864.

Major General GEORGE G. MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have directed General Butler to order General Ord to report to you for the attack on Petersburg. The details for the assault