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CITY POINT, VA., July 30, 1864 - 10 p. m.

(Received 7 a. m. 31st.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

I have ordered a division of cavalry to proceed immediately to Washington.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864 - 7 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Several regiments of Burnside's men are lying in front and in the crater, apparently, of the mine. In their rear is to be seen a line of battle of a brigade or more, under cover, and, I think, between the enemy's line and ours. The volley firing half an hour ago was from the enemy's work s in Warren's front.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, July 30, 1864 - 8 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

About a brigade more of our men has moved up to the crater, and then filed off to the right, along the enemy's line. They are still moving to the right.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

July 30, 1864 - 9.15 a. m. (Received 9.35 a.m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I cannot see that we have advanced beyond the enemy's line in the vicinity of the mine. From here it looks as if the enemy were holding a line between that point and the crest.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

CITY POINT, July 30, 1864.

(Received 2.15 p. m.)

Major-General MEADE, Commanding, &c.:

The enemy have not yet recrossed the James River. This will therefore be a favorable opportunity to send a corps of infantry and the