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allowed to accompany your brigade save one for your own headquarters. All others wagons will be packed and sent to the division train. No supplies of any character must be left camp, but all the camps must be entirely broken up.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. C. WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., September 28, 1864-1 p.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

I see a pontoon train being towed up the river. Will it not attract attention and put the enemy on his guard?

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA. September 28, 1864-4 p.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

Nothing has been said about troops at Dutch Gap. I expect all of them, except a small garrison for the fort, to join your forces.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, September 28, 1864-5 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The whole force save 150 men were withdrawn last night. The enemy have been shelling the empty place all day.

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, September 28, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

Make any change you please in garrisons below the Appomattox. I only intend to be understood that all points now garrisoned would continue to be garrisoned.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, September 28, 1864.

Lieutenant DAVENPORT,

General Butler's Staff:

A deserter has come in this-morning on the left of our line from the Sixth Virginia, who reports that Field's and Hoke's division have gone to Early. One of our men left Richmond yesterday about noon,up to which time there had been no movement of troops through the city. Please let me know as soon as you can verify the above of the contrary.

SHARPE,

Colonel.