CITY POINT, VA., July 28, 1864.
You may continue the Coehorn firing.
U. S. GRANT,
FORT POWHATAN, July 28, 1864.
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,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,
In the Field, July 28, 1864.
Yes; administer the oath to them all and try them. Both dispatches received.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
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,
WASHINGTON, July 28, 1864.
City Point, Va.:
I have changed my purpose, so that now I expect to reach Fort Monroe at 10 a.m. Sunday, the 31st.
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