War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0392 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS,

October 27, 1864-10.05 p.m. (Received 10.30 p.m.)

Major-General BUTLER:

There has been for the last twenty minutes, and still continues, a very heavy and continuous cannonading, as we suppose before the Army of the Potomac.

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

October 27, 1864-11.30 p.m.

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, with General Butler:

The heavy firing that I referred to in my last telegraph to the general occurred in front of the Second Corps.

R. S. DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

OCTOBER 27, 1864.

Brigadier General RUFUS INGALLS,

Chief Questermaster, City Point:

I have just arrived from the front. Everything looks favorable. Our right rests on the Williamsburg road, about three miles and a half from Richmond. Please telegraph me the news from the Army of the Potomac.

Truly, yours,

G. S. DODGE,

Colonel and Chief Quartermaster.

OFFICE OF CHIEF QUARTERMASTER,

ARMIES OPERATING AGAINST RICHMOND, VA.,

City Point, Va., October 27, 1864.

Colonel GEORGE S. DODGE,

Chief Quartermaster, Army of the James:

The Army of the Potomac has not done much severe fighting to-day. Our lines on the left have been extended and now cover the Boydton road.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

OCTOBER 27, 1864-7 a.m.

[Captain CLUM:]

Two passenger-cars with passengers and three freight-cars toward Richmond. There were three trains toward Richmond last night; the first, at 4 a.m., was heavily loaded.

VAN VLECK,

Lieutenant.