War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0598 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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CITY POINT, July 29, 1864-9.30 p.m. (Received 10 p.m.)

General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Perhaps it may be your wish that I should report that about the last of my bridging by General Grant's orders has gone to lay a third bridge at Deep Bottom, which bridge I except back again to-morrow afternoon.

H. W. BENHAM,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864-6 a.m.

General MEADE:

A prisoner who just came in, and whom I questioned (he has been just sent up), says there is a great movement of troops of the enemy this morning. They were drawing rations, &c. He says that the troops he belongs to (B. Johnson's) mans one of those intrenchments covering the railroad, and that when he was taken there was only a skirmish line. He says many troops marched up the railroad yesterday (probably Hill), and that a great many troops have arrived within a day or two from the West or somewhere; that the ambulance train of his division went back into the intrenchments this morning.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, July 29, 1864.

General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: The following is the field return for the 28th: Commissioned officers, 865; enlisted men, 13,572; aggregate, 14,437. The following is the report of casualties for the 27th: Killed-enlisted men, 17. Wounded-commissioned officers, 4; enlisted men, 65. Missing-commissioned officers, 3; enlisted men, 6. Total, 95.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 29, 1864-6.30 a.m. (Received 8 a.m.)

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Two soldiers from Heth's division have just come in. It holds the same position as yesterday, on the crest in my front. They deserted because they were not allowed to vote yesterday. They say that in very few cases, and those depended on the character of officers, were any allowed to vote who did not vote for Vance. These men both voted for sheriff but were not allowed to vote for governor.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

(Copy to General Grant.)