War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0078 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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CITY POINT, Va., October 4, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Varina:

I will be up to see you in the morning. The difficulty of holding more than we now have, I think, should keep us from further offensive operations until we get more men. We will have eat least 30,000 additional veteran troops in the next ten days, besides all the new troops that may come.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, V., October 4, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER:

I see the correspondent (H. J. W.) of the New York Times states that 2,000 negroes of Burnham's brigade charged into a ditch in front of one the rebel works and not one of them returned.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

OLD HEADQUARTERS,

Near Point of Rocks, October 4, 1864-11.30 p. m.

(Received 12.55 p. m.)

Colonel KENSEL,

Chief of Staff:

Train of seven cars toward Petersburg with few troops on board.

SEALY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Signal Station, October 4, 1864.

Captain SEALY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: The following message has just been received from Spring Hill signal station:

2.30 P. M.

Captain CLUM:

A train of ten cars with a few troops on board going toward Richmond. All quiet on enemy's lines. No working parties at work.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

Very respectfully, &c.,

GEO. F. YOUNG,

Acting Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

October 4, 1864.

Major-General BIRNEY,

Commanding, &c.:

I am about to move my headquarters to near the Frayser house, in rear of the Eighteenth Corps hospital. I leave the telegraph line