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slowly replying. General Maury calls on all to enroll themselves for battle. Great confidence prevails. A Federal force estimated at 16,000 occupied Holly Springs, Miss.

No other news.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

August 7, 1864-5.05 p. m.

Captain G. S. DANA,

Signal Officer, Headquarters Tenth Army Corps:

Lookout for movements of the enemy across the river or toward Richmond. A heavy train just went that way loaded with troops. Anything new?

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

August 7, 1864.

Colonel T. S. BOWERS:

Is General Grant at City Point?

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

He is not.

E. S. PARKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 7, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER:

General Stedman was not married. Commission should be sent to his mother, Mrs. Griffin Stedman, Pequot House, New London, Conn.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 7, 1864-4.30 p. m.

Major-General ORD,

Commanding Eighteenth Corps:

Is there anything specially going on in your front in connection with the artillery firing?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.