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6.20 P. M.

"Colonel BRENT,

"Assistant Adjutant-General:

"Sixteen wagons and fifty-eight ambulances have crossed the pontoon since last report; they stopped crossing.

"N."

T. R. CLARK,

Captain and Signal Officer.

(Same to A. B.)

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 29, 1864. (Received 11 p.m.)

General MEADE:

General Butler sent me an intercepted rebel dispatch* of an earlier hour than the one you sent, stating that 400 wagons had crossed the pontoon bridge.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICER OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, July 29, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Deserter from Tenth Florida, Finegan's brigade, came in at 9 o'clock last evening. Has no knowledge of position or movement of troops except in his own division (Mahone's); that Mahone's division is in the same position it has occupied for the past two weeks, excepting Wright's brigade, which moved day before yesterday. Informant thinks it went to the north side of the Appomattox, but his information is founded on rumor. Cannot give any information of other divisions.

Very respectfully,

J. C. BABCOCK.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, July 29, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Colonel SHARPE:

From deserters we learn that Heth's division moved over the Appomattox yesterday about noon. Wright's brigade relieved it. Nothing further ascertained.

J. C. [BABCOCK.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICER OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, July 29, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Deserter from Fourth Alabama, Law's brigade, of Field's division, Longstreet's corps, came into General Burnside's lines last

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*See Butler to Grant, 6.55 p.m., p.623.

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