War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0030 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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communicate with him to-night, through the officer who will hand you this, or report to him in person at these headquarters at 6 in the morning or as soon thereafter as practicable.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers C. YOUNGMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, October 1, 1864-3 a. m.

Major-General BUTLER:

The following dispatch* from General Meade is forwarded for your information. Under existing circumstances you must discard the idea of receiving re-enforcements, and if attacked make the best defense you can with the troops with you.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, October 1, 1864-6 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

All quiet so far. I have sent for Second New Hampshire and General Marston from Fort Pocahontas. Shall we see you to-day? I have ordered the Greyhound to report to you.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

CITY POINT, VA., October 1, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER, Deep Bottom:

I will try to get out to your headquarters some time before 12 o'clock. Before starting I want to have the result of General Meade's movements.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES, October 1, 1864-6.55 a. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT, City Point:

The following dispatch, just received, is forwarded for the information of the lieutenant-general commanding:

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, October 1, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, General Butler's Headquarters:

The rebels have evacuated the small battery in front of my left and have gone apparently to the next redoubt toward my right. My picket-line is being advanced.

Respectfully,

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General, Commanding.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Copy to Major-General Weitzel, commanding Eighteenth Corps.)

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*See Meade to Grant, 11.30 p. m. September 30, Part II, p. 1122.

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