War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0590 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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CITY POINT, VA., November 10, 1864.

Major-General TERRY:

Your forces at Bermuda must be watchful. The movement of a portion of Hill's corps north of the Appomattox may indicate an attack there, or they may have gone on north of the James to attack you. If we are net surprised there is no danger of the result.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

November 10, 1864-8.27 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

GENERAL: I have received your dispatch relieve to the movement of a portion of Hill's corps. I was about to ordered the cavalry to move on Hopewell Church, so as to strike it at daylight to-morrow morning. Will this movement of Hill make any change in your order relieve to Hopewell Church?

A. H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., November 10, 1864.

Major-General TERRY:

It will now be better to keep your cavalry to watch the movements of the enemy. They had better push out in the morning to discover if any movement is on foot, but not to go the expedition ordered to-day.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., November 10, 1864.

Major-General TERRY:

I think there is no possible probably of the enemy attacking your front anywhere from the New Market road to the front at Signal Hill. It wound be advisable,, therefore, to have all the reserves [moved] from that line, leading only a thin support for it, in readiness to move to any point.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., November 10, 1864.

Major-General TERRY:

I have ordered back to Bermuda Hundred the Two hundred and fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers. This regiment numbers 1,00 men, and will give you the means of during from Colonel Potter if you should require re-enforcements north of the James.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.