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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 29, 1864 - 11.55 a. m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT, City Point:

Another large force of cavalry was passing up the turnpike at the Junction at 11.10 a. m. This is in addition to all previous reports.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 29, 1864 - 12.20 p.m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT, City Point:

Eight hundred cavalry and forty wagons and ambulances passed the Junction on the turnpike toward Richmond, at 11.30 a. m., since last report.

Respectfully,

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

(Forwarded to General Meade at 1 p. m.)

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA NORTH CAROLINA,

July 29, 1864 - 1 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The following is reported from signal station:

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, July 29, 1864 - 12.35 p. m.

Captain NORTON:

Twenty-six baggage wagons have just passed on turnpike near railroad junction, going toward Richmond.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 29, 1864 - 2.15 p. m.

General U. S. GRANT, City Point:

The following dispatch has just been received:

Seven cars, with passengers, and twelve wagons just passed the Junction toward Richmond.

Very respectfully, &c.,

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 29, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding, &.:

The main object of the expedition north of the James River having failed, by reason of the very large force thrown there by the enemy, I