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eral hundred prisoners. Although I have been at the front, I can give no estimate of our losses. About 600 wounded men, however, have been brought in.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CHAFFIN'S FARM, September 29, 1864-10.45 a.m. (Received 12.55 p.m.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington:

General Ord's corps advanced this morning and carried the very strong fortifications and long line of intrenchments below Chaffin's farm, with some 15 pieces of artillery and from 200 to 300 prisoners. General Ord was wounded in the leg, though not dangerously. General Birney advanced at the same time from Deep Bottom, and carried the New Market road and intrenchments and scattered the enemy in every toward Richmond. I left General Birney where the Mill road intersects the New Market and Richmond roads. The whole country is filled with field fortifications thus far.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

DEEP BOTTOM, September 29, 1864-4 p.m.

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington:

Kautz's cavalry was in sight of Richmond at last accounts, on the Darbytown road. A division of infantry has been sent to his support. I did not expect to carry Richmond,but was in hopes of causing the enemy so to weaken the garrison of Petersburg as to be able to carry that place. The great object, however, is to prevent the enemy sending re-enforcements to Early.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 29, 1864-9.30 a.m. (Sent 10.35 a.m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

Deep Bottom:

Warren reports four regiments infantry (rebel) moving down Squirrel Level road. Gregg has sent commands toward Reams' Station, and is moving on the Wyatt road, feeling for the enemy's left. Signal officers report the enemy having struck their camp in the vicinity of the lead works, but no movement perceptible.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

The operator will inquire whether General Grant has left City Point.