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this morning was attacked below the junction of the Lee's Mill and the Prince George Court-House road, at Ambrose's bouse, by a party estimated about fifty. One man was killed, 2 wounded, and 2 captured. The wounded men have been brought in. Will it not answer to patrol to the junction of the roads instead of down to the mill? That country seems to be infested with guerrillas. Respectfully,

J. B. MCINTOSH,

Brigadier-General.

II DQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, July 27, 1864. Lieut. Gen. U. S. GRANT,

City Point: A deserter just in from that part of the enemy's line near the upper pontoon bridge says they heard artillery crossing in the night. They did not know in what direction and the movement excited no suspicion. It is evident that the enemy commenced only about au hour and a half ago to re-enforce Richmond from Petersburg. Respectfully,

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

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the field, July 27, 1864—10.20 a. m. Lieut. Gen. U. S. GRANT,

City Point: A few wagons and a few infantry crossed the James River, going toward Foster's front, at 10.10 a. m. Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier General.

DEEP BOTTOM, July 27, 1864—11.40 a. m.

(Received 12.30 p. m.) General BUTLER:

Is there anything seen of the enemy from your observatory! I shall be at Deep Bottom for several hours.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant General.

JULY 28 (27], 1864—12.45 p. m. Lieutenant-General GRANT:

No reports. Have ordered careful observation; will keep you in. formed. At 10.30 a. m. a few infantry and wagons passed across Chaffiu's farm, probably part of the garrison. Any further reports from Hancock!

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

IIDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTII CAROLINA,

In the field, July 27, 1861–4 p. in. Lieut. Gen. U, S, GRANT:

At 12.50 p, m. five car-loads of sick or wounded rebels passed from Petersburg toward Richmond.

G. WEITZEL, Brigadier-Cieneral and Acting Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the field, July 27, 1861---7.20 p. m.
Lieut. Gen. U. S. GRANT,

City Point:
At 6.45 p, m. eleven additional cars loaded with troops passed from
Petersburg to Richmond.
Respectfully,

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

CITY Point, July 27, 1864. Major-General BUTLER:

You will please order the troops of the Nineteenth Corps which arrived to-day to proceed to Washington without delay.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the field, July 27, 1861–9 p. m. Lieut. Gen. U. S. GRANT,

City Point: No troops of the Nineteenth Army Corps arrived here to-day. We have sent all of the First Division. The troops that did arrive were seven companies of the Sixteenth New York Artillery from York town. Respectfully,

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

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the field, July 27, 1864-9 p. m. Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point: Signal officers on the right just report that just before dark the number of rebel troops at Chaflin's farm was greater than usual. No movement of troops from west to east bank observed during the day. Respectfully,

G. WEITZEL,

Brigadier General.

CITY POINT, VA., July 27, 1864. Major-General BUTLER,

Commanding, dc.: If you can possibly spare any troops from Bermuda for tomorrow's operations send them to General Hancock. Any that you can send should commence crossing as soon after daylight as they can.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General,

JULY 27, 1864—10.30 p. m. Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I will order Foster to make as vigorous a demonstration as possible on the right of the enemy from Ruffin's house, which he now holds, to employ all day at least as many of them as will equal his numbers. I take leave to suggest that a division, moving with celerity as far at the left as possible, say on or near the Weldon road and toward Petersburg, if the enemy has weakened his left to send troops to the James, might at least effect a diversion and perhaps achieve an advantage. .

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

JULY 27,

1864. Lieutenant-General GRANT:

I will order Brigadier-General Birge with his brigade, of the Nineteenth Corps, 2,900 strong, to report to Hancock, crossing the bridge at daylight. I do not know how to spare them in case of attack, but I do not hope for any attack on our lines.

BENJ. F. BUTLER, Major General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

No. 251.

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, July 27, 1864.

7. Capt. A. Mordecai, Ordnance Department, is hereby relieved from duty in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, and will report in person without delay to the commanding officer Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., for assignment to duty.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

July 27, 1864. . Lieutenant BRUYN:

(Care Captain Dana, signal officer, headquarters Tenth Corps.) Have you seen any movement of enemy toward Deep Bottom or anywhere else since daylight?

NORTON

Captain.

RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION,

Spring Hill, June 27, 1864-9.15 a. m. Captain NORTON:

About 400 cavalry just passed down the turnpike near Port Walthall Junction, going toward Petersburg. At 9 a.m. a train of freightcars passed the Junction toward Petersburg.

SIMONS, Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, Navy Landing Signal Station, July 27, 1864-10.10 a. m. Captain NORTON:

A few wagons and a few infantry crossing Chaffin's farm going toward General Foster's.

DANA, Captain and Signal Officer.

RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION,

Spring Hill, July 27, 1864-12.50 p. m. Captain NORTON:

Three passenger and two open cars with sick or wounded troops just passed the Junction toward Richmond.

SIMONS, Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION,

Spring Hill, July 27, 1864–6 p. m. Captain NORTON:

Eighteen cars loaded with troops just passed the Junction toward Richmond.

SIMONS, Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

WALTHALL HOUSE STATION, July 27, 1864-5.35 p. m. Captain NORTON:

No movements of enemy observed to-day. The enemy's signal officer reported that this a. m. three companies of cavalry crossed the pontoon bridge at Point of Rocks and the appearance of a large camp at Gilliam's farmı.

C. L. DAVIS, Captain, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION,

Spring Hill, July 27, 1864-6.45 p. m. Captain NORTON:

Eleven cars loaded with troops just passed the Junction toward Richmond.

A, G. SIMONS,

Signal Officer.

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

July 27, 1864. Captain DANA,

Signal Officer, Headquarters Tenth Corps : Place an officer at once on Crow's Nest or some other prominent point where he can observe any movement on north side of river between Deep Bottom and gun-boats, and to communicate through flag-ship.

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

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 27, 1864—7.30 p. m. Captain NORTON:

No bodies of troops have crossed Chaffin's farm to-day. A few stras gling mounted men and thirteen army wagons crossed in the course of the day toward the east. There seems to be more men at the Chaffin's laim earth-works than usual.

DANA, Captain and Signal Officer'.

RIVER-BANK SIGNAL STATION,

Spring Hill, July 27, 1861–9.30 p. m. Captain NORTON:

A train just passed the Junction toward Richmond. From the sound I judge that it was heavily loaded.

SIMONS, Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the field, July 27, 1864. Brig. Gen. (. J. PAINE,

Bermuda Hundred :
Embark all the troops as fast as possible.

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

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C.,
No. 204.

In the Field, Va., July 27, 1861. 1. Colonel Currie, commanding Third Brigade, First Division, Nine teenth Army Corps, now on duty at Deep Bottom, will proceed at once to Bermuda Hundred with the brigade, where he will embark on the steamer in waiting and proceed direct to Washington, reporting ou his arrival to Brevet Major General Emory', commanding Vineteenth Army Corps.

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