War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0617 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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TELEGRAPH OPERATOR:

General Wilson's headquarters are at Jordan's or Wind-Mill Point. Send the within through Lieutenant-General Grant's headquarters.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

Westbrook's House, July 29, 1864 - 6.45 p.m.

Brigadier-General CHAPMAN, Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: Concentrate all of your brigade except one regiment to-night, camping in the field near this house. Dispose of the remaining regiment in the neighborhood of Prince George Court-House, with pickets at Mount Sinai Church and the road upon which we came, and order it to relieve pickets and join you by daylight to-morrow morning. You will provide yourself with two wagon loads of ammunition, besides the full amount on the persons of the men.

JAS. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

Westbrook's House, July 29, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Brigadier General J. B. McINTOSH,

Commanding First Brigade, Third Division:

GENERAL: You will make your arrangements to relieve your pickets and vedettes by daylight to-morrow morning and to concentrate your command near your present headquarters on the plank road. You will supply yourself with two wagon loads of ammunition, besides the full amount in the boxes of the men. Further instructions will be sent you as soon as heard from Major-General Sheridan.

By command of Major-General Wilson:

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 29, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I have the honor to send herewith a deserter from the enemy, Thomas J. Powell, who swam the Appomattox and came in last night. Powell gives an account of the departure of a secret armed expedition from Wilmington, supposed to be to release prisoners at Point Lookout. I prefer to send you the information in the "original package" and so forward the deserter.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 29, 1864 - 8 a. m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT, City Point:

One train passed toward Richmond from Petersburg last night. At 6 a.m. two batteries and twenty-nine wagons were moving along the turnpike toward Richmond.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.