War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0268 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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PLANK ROAD SIGNAL STATION,

August 18, 1864-4.30 p. m.

Major B. F. FISHER:

Another division of infantry moved to our left on line of Weldon railroad between 4 and 4.30 p. m., accompanied by a train of twenty-five wagons. Column seventeen minutes in passing. The column reported passing at 1.30 p. m. consisted of about two brigades.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

CITY POINT, VA., August 18, 1864-10.30 a. m.

Major-General HANCOCK:

If you can hold your position with a division less than you have, send one division to-night, starting as soon as you can get it off, to report to General Meade.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

August 18, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I will send General Mott's division to report to General Meade.

WINDF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, August 18, 1864.

Major General W. S. HANCOCK:

There has been a requisition made for 500 horses for the Second Cavalry Division. There are now at Washington about 1,000 men of this division dismounted. Ask Gregg if he will have 500 men sent with the horses or if he will have the horses sent and leave the men until they can be remounted. It is reported that the mail steamer has been fired into below here. Get a brigade of Greeg's cavalry ready, if you the matter and inform; in the meantime have the cavalry ready, but do not start them until further orders.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

August 18, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Your dispatch is received and General Gregg has been sent for to make the arrangements you propose.

WINF'S D. HANCOCK,

Major-General.