War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1010 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 25, 1864-5.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I will send Kautz with his division-about equal to one of Gregg's brigades. His command is a good one, and as he belongs to Butler's army it would seem proper to send him. What time do you desire him to be at City Point, and is it necessary he should go to that place, as this is somewhat out of his way? He might be directed to return to Prince George Court-House, and from thence sent over to General Butler.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, September 25, 1864.

General MEADE:

Sending Kautz to Butler it will not be necessary he should make a scout around. He can be relieved by Gregg and allowed to fall back within our lines, where he is, and report to General Butler for orders. If he is relieved on tuesday it will be early enough.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, September 25, 1864-7 p. m.

Major-General MEADE:

I have learned from a source independent of the provost-marshal's information that the enemy are preparing to evacuate Petersburg. In all probability it will be impossible to discover any such move in time to benefit by it, but I advise you that you may keep a lookout.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 25, 1864-8.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I will keep a sharp lookout through pickets and signal officers for any movements indicating what you state in your dispatch.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

September 25, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Our men met one of our agents last night, who left Richmond yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. In the early part of the afternoon the second fight of early was known of in richmond, and was talked of in and about the Spotswood House. It was understood that Early had been badly whipped. Two regiment of infantry had been sent from Petersburg, and one of the city battalions from Richmond to