War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0180 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

August 14, 1864-8 p. m.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: Major-General Hancock has your dispatch, and directs me to say that if it is necessary to concentrate your command on account of water to do so. You can advance again early in the morning.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. G. MITCHELL,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

August 14, 1864.

General GREGG:

If you are out of forage to-morrow morning you had better send for it, for we may be here for several days.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

P. S.-My headquarters to-night will be where General Sheridan' were the other time we were over here.

W. S. H.

CITY POINT, VA., August 14, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding, &c.:

General Meade has been directed to watch closely, and if present demonstration north of James River should force the enemy to weaken his lines at Petersburg, so that advantage can be taken of it, do so without waiting for further instructions. In such case he has been authorized to call on the Eighteenth Corps for co-operation or assistance. Please instruct General Ord that in case of operations against Petersburg he will receive orders from General Meade.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

(Copy to Ord.)

JONES' NECK, August 14, 1864-4.45 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I inclose the notes just received from Colonel Dandy. He seems to have joined Hancock nearly. Birney says he is forming his line for the night.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.