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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 30, 1864-11.05 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The following has been received:

NEAR FRIEND'S HOUSE-10.15

Major FISHER:

A train of abut twenty black covered wagons, west of city, which have been at same point for two months, has just passed down into line with head of column to right and toward Richmond pike.

JORDAN.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to General Meade.)

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS,

[September] 30, 1864-2.25 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

General Griffin, Warren reports, ash carried the enemy's work on the Peebles farm in handsome style, taking a number of prisoners. Warren is getting his command in position, looking to his connection on the Weldon railroad, and Parke is forming o his left. Gregg rapport the enemy's cavalry has left his immediate front, and, as far as the can ascertain, are across the twenty Creek. I have directed him to watch the Jerusalem plank road and notified Hancock to have his reserves ready to meet any cavalry demonstrations on the Norfolk or Prince George Court-House roads, where I now have only small cavalry and infantry pickets. Benham must look out for the Old Court-House road.

GEO G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

September 30, 1864. (Received 3.25 p. m.)

Major-General MEADE,

Warren's Headquarters:

If the enemy can be broken and started, follow him up closely. I can't help believing that the enemy are prepared to leave Petersburg if forced a little.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

September 30, 1864.

Major-General MEADE,

Warren's Headquarters:

If the enemy's cavalry has left Gregg's front he ought to push ahead, and if he finds no obstacle turn his infantry.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.