War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0254 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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[INCLOSURE.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

August 17, 1864.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: Major-General Hancock had directed me to furnish you the following description of the place at which Brigadier-General Chambliss is buried:

Brigadier General John R. Chambliss is buried at the Pottery, near where road crossed Bailey's Creek. His grave is directly in front of the house hotel, about thirty feet from the road and ten feet from corner of icehouse. Headboard at his grave marked, "Brigadier-General John R. Chambliss, C. S. A., killed in battle August 16, 1864, buried by Third Brigade, Third Division, Second Corps." General Chambliss' body is inclosed in wooden coffin.

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

W. G. MITCHELL,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

August 17, 1864-4.15 p. m.

General GREGG:

You can say to General Lee that in the truce, between 4 and 6 o'clock at Fussell's Mill, General Chambliss; body will be delivered then; or if it ;should not be exhumed at the time, you can send him the memorandum sent you this morning, showing where General C. was buried.* three need not be a truce at your line except for the purpose of sending this communication. The confederate time, which will govern the truce, is half an hour slower than ours.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

August 17, 1864-7 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

We hold our own at Dutch Gap. At what time will you go up and see the ground? Shall I call for you with the Greyhound?

BENJ. F. BUTLER.

CITY POINT, VA., August 17, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding, &c.:

I have directed General Barnard and Colonel Comstock to go up to Dutch Gap. They have not yet started, but will go as soon as they get breakfast.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

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*See next, ante.

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