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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 30, 1864-3.50 p. m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

City Point:

There is now a constant passing of troops across the river, going west, with artillery in proportion. Foster has taken another deserter, 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 a moment's notice. All quiet in this front.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

JULY 30, 1864-8.15 p. m. (Received 8.30 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Have just received a notice from Ord that raid on Weldon road is suppressed, and he takes his old position. Shall I recall Kautz? Can save him a thirty-mile march.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, VA., July 30, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding, &c.:

Recall Kautz by all means. It was neglect in me no thinking to so direct before.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 30, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding, &c.:

Send all the remainder of the Nineteenth Corps to Washington at once, and withdraw from the Eighteenth Corps what may be necessary to secure your position. Direct General Ord to send to this place his heavy artillery, or such of it as can be dispensed with and cannot be rapidly removed in case of necessity.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

JULY 30, 1864-7 p. m.

General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, City Point:

General Butler wishes to know whether General Grant has gone to Fort Monroe.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.