War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0080 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 7, 1864-9 a. m.

General WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report that nothing unusual occurred on my front last night. There was considerable mortar firing by enemy without doing us any damage.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

August 7, 1864.

Captain PARKER:

I am sorry to trouble you, but am very anxious to know if anything has been heard from General Grant, or when he will arrive.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

Nothing positive or direct has been heard from General Grant.

E. S. PARKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, August 7, 1864.

Captain PARKER:

General Burnside requests me to ask when General Grant is expected here. Please answer and oblige.

Very respectfully,

FRED. T. BRICKFORD,

Operator Military Telegraph.

We have no information from General Grant and hence can form no conjuncture as to when he will return.

E. S. PARKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, August 7, 1864.

General BURNSIDE:

General Grant has not passed Fortress Monroe. We have no information that he has left Washington. He has not communicated with us here since he left. He should be here early to-morrow.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 7, 1864-9 p. m.

General WILLIAMS:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has occurred on my front to-day beyond a fierce mortar shelling by the enemy about 4 p. m. Major Chipman, Twenty-ninth Massachusetts, was killed. We suffered no other damage.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.