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CITY POINT, VA., August 13, 1864.

General MEADE:

I have given all the orders for bridges, &c. Hancock will be re-enforced by 9,000 men from Butler.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, August 13, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

Send a regiment of heavy artillery to this place to embark for Washington, and let me know the name and number of the regiment as soon as possible.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 13, 1864 - 10.30 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The Sixth New York Heavy Artillery, Colonel Kitching commanding, will be at once sent to City Point, in compliance with your telegram, just received.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., August 13, 1864.

Major-General MEADE:

If the enemy are reduced as much in numbers as we have reason to believe they are, Hancock's movements to-morrow may lead to almost the entire abandonment of Petersburg. Have this watched as closely as you can, and if you find this view realized, take such advantage of it as you deem best. Either move to the left with such troops as you can take from the Ninth and the Fifth Corps, leaving but a very thin line, or draw out the Fifth Corps entire to move with according to your judgment. I shall go to Deep Bottom early in the morning.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT,

August 13, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Two deserters from the Tenth Virginia Cavalry, Chambliss' brigade, who came in to-day, report that their brigade camp is about three miles from Reams' Station, on the other side of the railroad, at the junction of the Reams' Station and Petersburg with the Dinwiddie Court-House road. Their brigade is doing picket duty at the Warwick bridge on the Jerusalem plank road. They have one regiment on duty at that bridge at a time; they relieve every forty-eight hours. There is another