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9.30 p. m., via the Clarke and McKenzie houses, and fired thirty-five roumds, which I have the consolation to believe fell in the ravine in which the rebel troops are posted or into the doomed city. Fearing that the firing might fall short and damage our troops, I superintended the firing myself, and sent a messenge to the lines, who ascertained that the shots all few well over our lines. The messenger communicated with an officer of the Fifth Corps (Sixth Wisconsin) who gave the same favorable report. The new covered way progressed favorably. Roemer renewed his firing at daylight. Very respectfully,

0. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier General. The only infantry firing by my troops last night was from Hartranft toward the redoubt in his front.

HEADQUARTERS Third DIVISION, NINTH ARMY-CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., July 6, 1861. Lieut. Col. LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps : COLONEL: I have the honor to report that nothing bas occurred worthy of mention within the last twelve hours. One of my battery officers reports that the enemy are running a new line of works from the front of the Fifth Corps. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding. I regret to report that Capt. R. D. Johnston, Second Michigan, acting assistant inspector-general of this division, was wounded while on duty on the lines to-day.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1864-12.45 q. m. (Received 1.30 a. m.) Major-General SHERIDAN,

Commanding Cavalry Corps : The major-general commanding directs that you send at once all the dismounted cavalry to City Point prepared to embark there. They will have with them the number of rations required to be on hand for the march.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff: Sotify General Ingalls of the number of dismounted cavalry you will send.

A. A. H.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1861–9.30 a. m. Major-General SHERIDAN,

Commanding Cavalry Corps : The commanding general directs that with the dismounted men of your command ordered to Washington, you also send the men reported

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by you as wequipped. Lieutenant-General Grant has directed that the troops ordered to Washington proceed via Baltimore, and from Baltimore report by telegraph to Major-General Halleck, chief of staff of the army, for orders. You will instruct the commander of the troops you detach accordingly, and you will also notify General Ingalls how many men you will have to embark. Please acknowledge.

S. WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General.

IIDQRS, CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Jordan's Point, July 6, 1861. Brig. Gen. SETH WILLIAMS,

Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac: GENERAL: I have the lionor to report that the dismounted men of the cavalry corps are now being collected at this place for embarkation, and the quartermaster's department notified that they would be ready this a. m.

The men will be shipped from Jordan's instead of City Point, as the quartermaster's department notified me that they would take them from here. Very respectfully, &c.,

P. H. SHERIDAN, Jajor-General, Commanding.

IIEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

Signal Station, July 6, 1861–10 %. m. Maj. Gen. A. A. IIUMPHREYS:

I have shipped 2,496 sick men of the Cavalry Corps; they are mostly without arms. They are under command of Major Beaumont, who has orders to telegraph his arrival in Baltimore.

P. H. SHERIDAN, Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

July 6, 1861. Maj. M. H. BEAUMONT,

Commanding Dismounted Camp: MAJOR: In compliance with instructions from headquarters Army of the Potomac, the major-general commanding directs that you have all the dismounted men of the Cavalry Corps prepared for immediate shipment to Washington, D. C. They will be sent with the proper complement of commissioned officers, and upon arriving in Washington will report to the commanding officer of the Dismounted Camp at Giesborough Point, Md. [D, C.]. The men will be supplied with three days' rations. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. KINGSBURY, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 6, 1861. Major-General BUTLER:

Have you the One hundred and thirty-fourth Regiment Ohio 100days' men in your command? If so, where is it stationed? Please answer. By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

E. S. PARKER, Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT, OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

July 6, 1861. Capt. E. S. PARKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, City Point: The One hundred and thirty-fourth Ohio National Guard is stationed in trenches under General Brooks, Tenth Corps.

H. T. SCHROEDER, Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant General.

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CITY POINT, VA., July 6, 186-1. General BUTLER:

You will please order Lieut. Col. Herman Biggs, chief quartermaster of the Eighteenth Corps, now on duty at Fort Monroe, to report for duty with his corps on the field. If you have no officers of his department available to relieve him of his present duties one can be furBy command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS, Assistant Adjutant-General.

nished you.

JULY 6, 1864-12.20 p. m. Col. T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Armies of the United States : Lieutenant-Colonel Biggs is so sick with a very troublesome and dangerous disease as to be entitled to sick leave and go home, and when I saw him four days since he told me he would endeaver to hold on where he was. He cannot ride on horseback. I will send Captain Clark, just relieved at Yorktown, or the best quartermaster I have in the corps into the field, but Colonel Biggs is not able to go.

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

BERMUDA, July 6, 1861. General INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, City Point : The steamer John Brooks returned to City Point with Battery F, Fifth C. S. Artillery, on board.

C. E. FULLER,

Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

July 6, 1864. Lient. Col. C. E. FULLER, Chief Quartermaster, Bermuda Hundred :

Please inform the commanding officer of Battery F, Fifth U. S. Artillery, on board the steamer John Brooks, that Major General Meade directs his battery to report to the commanding general of the Sixth Army Corps.

RUFUS INGALLS, Brigadier General and Chief Quartermaster.

ARTILLERY INSPECTOR'S OFFICE,

July 6, 1861. Colonel FULLER, Chief Quartermaster, Bermuda Hundred :

Choate's colored battery is now probably en route to Bermuda Hundred. Strength 140 men, 90 horses, 16 carriages.

R. V. W. HOWARD, Lieutenant-Colonel and Inspector of Artillery.

JULY 6, 1864. Capt. P. P. PITKIN, City Point:

What steamers can (you) send me, and when may I expect them to [transport] Choate's colored battery to Portsmouth, Va.? They are here waiting—140 men, 107 horses, and 16 carriages. Telegraphed you once before this morning. Did you receive it?

C. E. FULLER, Lieutenant-Colonel and Quartermaster.

CITY POINT, July 6, 1861. Lieut. Col. C. E. FULLER, Quartermaster, Bermuda Hundred:

The Winnissimet and all transports that I could obtain to-day have been used for transporting troops to Baltimore. I have 1,500 troops yet to ship, therefore I cannot furnish transportation for the colored battery until to-morrow.

P. P. PITKIN, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

HDQRS. DEPT, OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

July 6, 1864. Brig. Gen. G. WEITZEL, Acting Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The following dispatch has just been received and is respectfully forwarded for the information of the commanding general:

RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION,

Spring Hill, July 6, 1864—8 a, m. Captain NORTON:

A train of ten cars loaded with troops has just passed the Junction toward Petersburg. Also ten baggage wagons up the turnpike towarul Richmond.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTOX, Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

JULY 6, 1861–7.50 a. m. Maj. T. S. TRUMBULL,

First Connecticut Artillery, General Smith's Headquarters : I have relieved you of everything but the Eighteenth Corps batteries, and placed Captain Brooker in command for the Ninth Corps, so telegraphing him.

HENRY L. ABBOT, Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

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BROADWAY LANDING, VA., July 6, 1864--7.30 a. m. (apt. A. F. BROOKER, First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding Battery of Siege Guns on

left of Ninth Corps, near General Warren's Headquarters : I have placed you in commaud of the siege artillery of Ninth Corps, and ordered Lieutenant Sargeant, with a platoon of Company G and four mortars, to report to you at General Burnside's headquarters to-day. He will arrive about 3 p. m. Before that time you will ascertain where he is to be placed, and to-night will see him into position. You will rêport to General Burnside as above. Acknowledge receipt of this telegram.

HENRY L. ABBOT, Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 6, 1864. Colonel ABBOT,

First Connecticut Artillery : Did you get the order by telegraph of last night to send four mortars to General Burnside?

H. J. HUNT,

Brigadier General.

BROADWAY LANDING, July 6, 1861–2.40 P. m. Brigadier-General HUNT,

Headquarters of General Meade: The mortars (four 8-inch) started at 1 p. m. with sixty rounds each and a platoon to serve them. I shall come to your headquarters by 9 a.m. to-morrow unless prevented.

HENRY L. ABBOT, Colonel First Connecticut Artillery.

FORT MONROE, July 6, 1864. Col. H. L. ABBOT:

I have directed Captain Mordecai to take possession of all the 8-inch mortar shells which may be on board transports in James River belonging to me and to turn them over to you.

T. EDSON, Captain of Ordinance.

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