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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 29, 1864 - 6.55 p. m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point:

The following dispatch just received:

The enemy's signal officers report about 400 wagons to have crossed pontoon over Appomattox, going toward Bermuda Hundred.

G. S. DANA,

Captain, Signal Corps.

Very respectfully,

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

JULY 29, 1864 - 7 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Lieutenant Michie, of the engineers, telegraphs* that he is getting ready the approaches for another bridge at Deep Bottom, and that he can get it ready in four hours if Benham's train sets up in time, or if he takes up the upper bridge to Foster's camp. Had he better do the latter?

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 29, 1864 - 8.30 p.m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point:

A rebel brigade just crossed the pontoon bridge at Chaffin's farm, going west. A heavily laden train just passed the Junction, going toward Petersburg.

Respectfully, &c.,

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C.,

No. 206. In the Field, Va., July 29, 1864.

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IX. Brigadier General Joseph B. Carr, U. S. Volunteers, having reported for duty at these headquarters, is hereby assigned to the Eighteenth Army Corps, and will report in person to Major General E. O. C. Ord.

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By command of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* See Michie to Weitzel, 7 p. m., p.624.

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