War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0622 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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who reports all of Hill's corps, except one brigade, and part of Longstreet's corps, in his front at daylight, with orders to march at moment's notice. All quiet in this front.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, July 29, 1864 - 4.20 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

In the opinion of the engineers another bridge south of the creek in impracticable because of the steepness of the bluff and the narrowness of the roadway along the bank of the creek. If it were, we have not the material to construct it. Shall send down to Deep Bottom, and if possible to do anything to aid crossing it shall be done. Lieutenant Michie has gone for the purpose. Shall Birge's brigade, of the Nineteenth Corps, leave Bermuda Hundred with Hancock, or shall it [remain] at Deep Bottom on this side the James to aid Foster or repel an attempt to cross?

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, July 29, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

General Benham is already on the way with another bridge.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

JULY 29, 1864 - 5.30 p. m.

Major-General BUTLER:

Bridge's brigade will remain at your disposal. I have sent word to General Benham about the bridge.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 29, 1864.

(Received 6 p.m.)

General BUTLER:

General Benham has been directed to lay the bridge. Please direct Captain Lubey to select the point for laying the bridge and prepare the approaches at once.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.