War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0542 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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CITY POINT, VA., August 27, 1864.

(Received 9.20 a. m.)

Major-General MEADE:

I leave here in a few minutes for your headquarters and General Warren's.

U. S. GRANT.

CITY POINT, August 27, 1864-5.50 p. m.

Major-General MEADE:

I leave this evening for Fortress Monroe. Will be back to-morrow night.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

(Same to General Ord).

CITY POINT, August 27, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Meigs, quartermaster-general, has informed me that 1,000 cavalry, remounted on fresh-shod horses, are being sent from Washington to City Point. They are commencing to arrive now. Cavalry horses will be received until the whole number required is sent at the rate of 300 per day until all are sent. About 500 have arrived and been issued.

R. INGALLS.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 27, 1864.

Major ECKERT:

Richmond Examiner of to-day says:

Fort Morgan is in the enemy's possession. Whether blown up or evacuated is not known.

About 7.45 last night a rebel operator was discovered on our line near Cabin Point. Said he had orders to cut the line, through it grieved him to do it. he requested the following message be sent North:

ON THE LINE NEAR CABIN POINT, August 26, 1864.

WALDO P. GOFF,

Clarksburg, W. Va.:

Your son, Major Nathan Goff,jr., was the Libby Prison, and well, about the 1st of July. His wants have been supplied by Colonel J. and myself. My farther and mother are well.

OPERATOR.

Said he knows Major Strickland. He cut line, and left at 8.40 p. m. It was repaired early the next morning. Please inform General Butler about Fort Morgan.

R. O'BRIEN.