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them. Went two miles [beyond] Reams'; destroyed telegraph wire. Crossed the country and drove all pickets. Know where one regiment. of cavalry is encamped eight miles from here; will visit them

to-morrow. My flank is well guarded and the enema's right is well watched. It is still resting on Wyatt's house.

Very respectfully,

S. P. SPEAR,

Colonel, Commanding Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION CAVALRY, August 21, 1864.

Brigadier General A. V. KAUTZ,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: General Gregg directs me to say that Colonel Spear will be relieved by this division on Weldon railroad, and that you will picket from James River to plank road, connecting with the pickets of the Second Division Cavalry at a point in vicinity of Gary's Church, on plank road (Jerusalem).

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

H. C. WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., August 22, 1864-10 p.m.

(Received 2 p.m. 23rd.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

Everything quiet to-day. There were indications all day of the enemy collecting his strength to attempt to drive our forces from the railroad. The effort may be made to-morrow. I suspended about 2 a.m. to-day the order for an attack which had been made at daylight. Yesterday's operations cost the enemy very dearly in killed, wounded, and captured, whilst our loss was very small.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, City Point,

August 22, 1864.

(Received 8 a.m.)

Major-General MEADE,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac:

Lieutenant-General Grant desires me to say that in consequence of the reports of deserters that the enemy's line in front of Butler had been reoccupied by the original force, no attempt will be made from Butler's front.

C. B. COMSTOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 22, 1864-8.15 a.m.

General GRANT:

Colonel Comstock's telegram received. If the Tenth Corps in brought this side of the Appomattox, I beg leave to renew my suggestion that