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IlDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 9, 1864. Lieutenant-colonel COMSTOCK,

City Point: Has General Grant gone to the front to-day, or is he at his head. quarters?

G. WEITZEL, Brigadier-General and Acting Chief of Staff:

JULY 9, 1864. SENIOR STAFF OFFICER AT HEADQUARTERS,

City Point: Ilas General Grant gone to the front?

B. F. BUTLER,

Wajor-General.

IIEADQUARTERS ARMY,

July 9, 1861. Major-General BUTLER:

Lieutenant-General Grant desires me to say that he will be at City Point during the day.

C. B. COMSTOCK, Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 9, 1864. Lieutenant-Colonel FULLER,

Chief Quartermaster, Bermuda Hundred : Send a steamer at once to Point of Rocks to take me to City Point.

BENJ. F. BUTLER, Major-General, Commanding.

P. m.

JULY 9,

1864-6 Colonel SHAFFER:

Letter received.* Do not trouble yourself about the order. It is all right now and better than if it had not been disturbed.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,
Maj. Gen., Comdg. all the Troops of the Dept. of Va, and N. C.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the field, July 9, 1864–8.25 p. m. Acting Rear-Admiral LEE,

Comdg. North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, off Fort Monroe, or THE SENIOR OFFICER IN COMMAND OF FLEET OFF FORT MONROE:

I have received from Captain Smith a communication requesting me to forward a communication from the Navy Department to Mr. Mallory

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of the C. S. Navy Department, but he says that you have unfortunately omitted to inclose that communication, and desires me to inform you of the fact in order that you may send it by the next mail, and in hope that this may reach you before you leave for Wilmington.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, July 9, 1861. Colonel ABBOT:

One hundred and thirty-nine boxes ordnance stores have arrived for Captain Hattield.

P. P. PITKIN.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 9, 1861. Col. H. L. ABBOT:

Telegram of yesterday received. Have ordered the nine mortars mentioned yesterday to Captain llatfield. More are being delivered ; will telegraph you to-morrow at what rate. Twenty thousand 8-inch shells are ordered to Fort Monroe for you. Commence sending them from New York on Monday.

GEO. D. RAMSAY,

Brigadier General.

HEADQUARTERS SIEGE TRAIN,

July 9, 1861. Brigadier-General FIUNT,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac: Colonel Burton wishes to change four of the 8-inch mortars last sent for Coehorns. I respectfully request anthority to do so, as it, in my judgment, is a decided improvement.

HENRY L. ABBOT, Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 9, 1861–10.20 p. m. Colonel ABBOT:

You can make the change of Coehorns for four 8-inch mortars with Colonel Burton.

H. J. HUNT,
Brigadier-General.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 9, 1864. Colonel ABBOT: Come up tomorrow if you possibly can, and as early as possible.

II, J. HUNT,

Brigadier-General. .

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the field, July 9, 1861–9 a. m. Brigadier-General BROOKS,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps :
Will you please ride over here and see me this morning?

BENJ. F. BUTLER,
Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 9, 1861. (Received 9.15 a, m.) General BUTLER: I will come over immeiliately.

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier: General.

BROOKS' HEADQUARTERS,

July 9, 1861. General WEITZEL:

The engineers promised by you to build a wharf at Jones' Landing did not report. It is very necessary that the capacity for landing should be increased. The volunteer engineers can do it qnicker and better than the quartermaster's department. Respectfully,

W. V. HUTCHINGS, Captain and Acting Chief Quartermaster, Tenth Army Corps.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the field, Jrily 9, 1861. General W. T. H. BROOKS, Tenth Corps :

The infantry details will not be needed till Monday. No work tomorrow. Please tell Captain Hutchings that an engineer detail to build that whart will report on Monday morning.

G. WEITZEL,
Brigadier General.

(JULY 9, 1864.] Brigadier-General WEITZEL, Acting Chief of Staff":

Officer of the picket on General Terry's front reports troops moving in large bodies to our right.

ED. W. SMITH, Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL BROOKS' HEADQUARTERS,

July 9, 1861. Brigadier-General WEITZEL:

Further information from General Terry's front shows previous dis. patches to have been exaggerated. The body of troops seen to move is probably not more than a regiment.

ED, W. SMITH, Assistant Adjutant-General.

UIDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 9, 1864. Lieutenant-Colonel FULLER,

Quartermaster, Bermuda : Three boxes containing Sawyer shell, directed General Butler, came up on the mail boat last night. Please send them out as soon as possible.

GEO. A. KENSEL, Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Artillery.

BERMUDA, July 9, 1864. Colonel KENSEL:

I have just returned from City Point. I have found two boxes marked General Butler which came up from City Point this a. m. No notice of their arrival was sent to me. The Mattano left here at 11 o'clock with orders to report to Point of Rocks to take General Butler on board. Please telegraph me if she is not about there and I will telegraph.

C. E. FULLER.

Lieutenant-Colonel FULLER:

The Mattano has arrived. She went above Point of Rocks, but is bow here. Send up the two boxes of shell this afternoon.

GEO. A. KENSEL,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 9, 1864. Licntenant-Colonel JACKSON,

Chief of Artillery, Tenth Corps, Brooks Headquarters: General Butler wishes to make some experiments with 6 and 12 ponnder Sawyer shell to night. There is a 6-pounder steel Sawyer gun somewhere on the line. Please send it and a Napoleon to these headquarters before dark.

GEO. A. KENSEL, Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Chief of Artillery.

(JULY 9, 1864. Lieutenant-Colonel KENSEL,

Assistant Inspector General: Colonel Jackson has received your dispatch, and has gone to the front to make arrangements about withdrawing guns from the parapet.

ED. W. SMITH, Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 9, 1861. Maj. Gen. W. F. SMITH,

Commanding Eighteenth Army Corps: General Ord can be assigned to the command of your corps during your absence, if you think it advisable.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 9, 1961. Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I think General Martindale perfectly competent to the command, and he knows the situation perfectly, which General Ord would have to learn. It would seem to be a want of confidence considering the shortness of time that I am to be absent, and I think General Martindale would feel hurt by it.

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 9, 1864--10.30 a. m. Major-General SMITH,

Commanding Eighteenth Army Corps : I have received a dispatch from General Grant asking me if it is possible to add to your force from the forces in my front. I have 2,435 old troops to hold my lines with. I have the negro troops, which you have returned as worthless for your purposes, and the 100-days' men. I could send you a brigade of 100-days' men, but their want of discipline would probably render them liable to the same objection which you urge, and justly, against the negroes-want of training and experience. I have sent for General Brooks, to consult with him to see where, if possible, we can spare troops for you. As you had made no application to me for any additional force, while I knew such force would be desirable, yet I felt the necessity for them here was great, and, therefore, had not ordered them forward. Do me the favor to make the application to me for anything which you may think I am able to furnish, before sending to the lieutenant general. Respectfully,

BENJ. F. BUTLER, Major-General, Commanding.

IIEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 9, 1861. (Received 12.25 ), m.) Major-General BUTLER:

When I sent my dispatch for more troops direct to the headquarters of the Armies of the United States I was under the impression that it would be impossible for you to send me any troops from any portion of your line, and did not know but that by a concentration of some portion of the line of the Army of the Potomac I would be able to get some reliet from there. This was my only reason for sending my dispatch direct.

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

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