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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, august 18, 1864-3.50 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

Commanding, &c., City Point:

I am informed from the lookout at Dutch Gap that a brigade of troops are crossing Cox's Ferry, going east.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICER OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

August 18, 1864-7.35 a. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel KENSEL,

Acting Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The signal officer on Spring Hill reports that at 7.30 a. m. seven cars, partly with troops, passed the Junction toward Richmond.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

August 18, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel KENSEL,

Acting Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The signal officer at Sring Hill reports that at 2.15 p. m. "three open cars loaded with railroad iron passed the Junction toward Richmond."

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

WASHINGTON, August 18, 1864-p. m.

Colonel H. L. ABBOT,

Broadway Landing:

From 800 to 1,000 24-pounder shells are now shipped for you daily.

GEO. D. RAMSAY,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Ordnance.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Near Deep Bottom, August 18, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding Tenth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to advise you that General Miles has been ordered to withdraw one of his brigades from the right and place the right and place it near its former position. General Miles will