army, and leave us men wherever required. General Heintzelman can get from the Governors of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois a militia organization that will deter the discontented from committing any overt act. I hope the President will call on Governors of States to organize thoroughly to preserve the peace until after the election.
U. S. GRANT,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
August 15, 1864-11.30 a. m.
All quiet on the lines. The Fifth Corps in reserve on the left, ready for movement. No indications of any movement on enemy's part, but seen that camps previously reported taken up are this morning reoccupied. Dispatch from signal officer sent herewith.
GEO. G. MEADE,
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, SIGNAL DEPARTMENT,
August 15, 1864.
Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Chief of Staff:
GENERAL: I have the honor to forward the following reports just received:
PLANK ROAD STATION,
August 15, 1864-9.30 a. m.
Atmosphere clear. Campt reported reoccupied this a. m.; contain about two brigade.
FIFTH CORPS STATION,
August 15, 1864-9.40 a. m.
No change visible. A small fatigue party of enemy in first line to right of Chimneys. Squads of enemy on parapet seem to watch our line very attentively.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant.
W. S. STRYKER,
First Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.
CITY POINT, VA., August 15, 1864-8.30 p. m.
(Received 6.15 a. m. 17th.)
Colonel W. HOFFMAN,
Commissary-General of Prisoners:
You need not move any more prisoners from Point Lookout so long as you deem them safe there.
U. S. GRANT,