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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTII CORPS,

July 10, 1861 - a. m. Col. H. L. ABBOT,

Commanding Siege Train, Broadway Landing : Lieutenant Sargeant with his detachment did not arrive until it was too late to put the mortars in position. Six wagons have been unloaded and sent back, but the rest of the mortar train stand near here. Can I keep it until dark to-night? It will cause much trouble if I try to unload it to-day and to find transportation and load it again to-night.

THOS. S. TRUMBULL, Major First Connecticut Artillery.

IIEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 10, 1864. General WEITZEL: Did the general leave my paper with General Grant?

W. T. H. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the field, July 10, 1864. General BROOKS,

Tenth Army Corps : le did.

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

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the field, July 10, 1861–11.35 11. m. Brig. Gen. W. T. H. BROOKS,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps : I have seen Lieutenant-General Grant upon the matter upon which we were conversing, and he informs me that be has come to the conclusion to recommend you for appointment as major-general. Will that alter your wishes upon the acceptance of your resignation ?

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

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JULY 10, 1864. Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Grant's Headquarters : Will you

do me the favor to ask the general if he has acted on the paper handed to him yesterday by General Butler? If not, will he not please act on it soon?

W. T. II. BROOKS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

July 10, 1864-0. m. (General TURNER:

GENERAL: The general commanding the corps directs me to say that a deserter reports an intended attack of the enemy at daylight this morning. No serious attack is apprehended, still the necessary precautions will be taken. Very respectfully, your obeclient servant,

JNO. CURTIS TYLER, Major, lic., dide-de-Camp, General Smith's Staff:

(Indorsement.]

JULY 10, 1864—2.40 a. m. Respectfully referred to brigade commanders, who will have their commands under arms before daylight, and every precaution takenColonel Bell, Colonel Curtis, Colonel Duncan, Lieutenant-Colonel Coan. By order of General Turner:

ISRAEL R. SEALY, Captain, Forty-seventh Nerr York, Acty. Asst. Adjt. Gen.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the field, Va., July 10, 1864. Col. J. R. HIAWLEY,

Seventh Connecticut Volunteers, Comdg. Second Brigade : COLONEL: I am directed by the brigadier-general commanding to send you the inclosed statement of the percentage of sick among the troops of this command, and to call your attention to the fact that the sanitary condition of the Seventh Connecticut Volunteers is worse than that of any other regiment of the division, and, also, that the other regiments of your command, while comparing favorably with those of the First Brigade, show a much larger sick-list than those of the Third Brigade. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. TERRY, Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Inclosure.)

Percentage of the sick among the troops of the First Division, Tenth Army Corps.

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Percentage of the sick among the troops of the First Dirision, &c. Continued.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., July 10, 1864. Col. J. B. HOWELL,

Eighty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, Comdg. First Brigade: COLONEL: I am directed by the brigadier general commanding to send you the inclosed * statement of the percentage sick among the troops of this division and to call your attention to the fact that each of the four regiments of your brigade is in a worse sanitary condition than any other, with but one exception, in the command, and that the average of the First Brigade is nearly 19 per cent. as compared with 15 per cent. in the Second Brigade, and 7 per cent. in the Third Brigade. I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. TERRY, Assistant Adjutant General.

FORT POWHATAN, July 10, 1861. Major-General BUTLER:

I have had the telegraph wire repaired below here, and I have got reason to believe that the inhabitants along the line protect and harbor the men that destroy it. My officer reports they were fired upon three times from houses on Cabin Point. What course shall I pursue in regard to citizens along line!

G. S. INNIS, Colonel, Commanding Post.

* See Terry to Hawley, next, ante.

FORT MONROE, July 10, 1864-10.15 a, m. General HALLECK: None have arrived yet.

J. W. SHAFFER, Colonel and Chief of Staff.

FORT MONROE, VA., July 10, 1864—1 P. m. Lieut. Gen. U. S. GRANT, City Point:

Steamer Crescent has just arrived with troops from New Orleans, and has been ordered to Washington.

J. W. SIAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff (Same to Major-General Halleck.)

CITY POINT, July 10, 1864.

Col. J. W. SHAFFER:

Yes; order them all to Washington.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant General.

SUFFOLK, July 10, 1861–11 a. m. Brigadier-General VOGDES, Portsmouth, Va.:

My scouts report nothing in my way this side of Smithfield. Claiborne's regiment Georgia cavalry are at Harden's Bluff, on the James River. I can easily whip them.

J. R. SHAFFER, Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

[Indorsement.) Respectfully forwarded to Captain Johnston for the information of the brigadier-general commanding the district.

1. VOGDES,

Brigadier-General.

POINT LOOKOUT, July 10, 1864-9 a. m. Maj. C. H. RAYMOND, Assistant Adjutant-General : All quiet here.

JAS. BARNES,

Brigadier General,

BALTIMORE, July 10, 1864—5 p. m.

(Received 5.15 p. m.) Hon. EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:
The undersigned have good reason to believe that an effort will be
made to release the 17,000 Confederate prisoners that are now at Point
Lookout. We beg leave to call your attention to it.

B. F. CAMP.
R. STOCKETT MATTHEWS,

HEADQUARTERS OUTPOSTS,

July 10, 1861.

General PALMER:

The following are the contents of a letter just received by flag of

truce. Any reply? I will send letter proper by a. m. train:

HEADQUARTERS,

Kinston, July 8, 1864.

General I. N. PALMER,

Commanding U. S. Forces, New Berne, N. C.:

GENERAL: Mrs. Bourne, of South Carolina, arrived here safely last evening. She

leaves for her home this morning. I should have answered your communication of

June 24 before, but Mrs. ('olonel Folk wished to send a bundle to ('olonel Folk. I

was waiting to receive it from her. The package arrived here last night, which I

forward to you. You will please forward it to him if he has left. 1 send also a

package of letters by flag. You will please forward them to prisoners. I send also

two trunks of Miss Jane A. Clark and sisters. The box for Mrs. W. C. Whitford was

not received. If you will have it sent out to Street's Ferry I will have it forwarded

to her. Miss Cole will be received if she has permission to leave your lines. An

ambulance will be at Street's Ferry in readiness to convey her up on Monday the

11th instant at 10 a. m. I was very sorry to learn by Mrs. Bourne that my pickets

fired on your flag near Swift Creek on the 6th instant. It was the fault of the officer

in charge of the flag. He should have advanced only two men with the flag when

coming in sight of the pickets instead of bringing his troopers all in abreast together

in a thick country like that he was passing through and a narrow road where the

pickets could not see his flag.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN N. WHITFORD,

Colonel, Commanding.

P. J. CLAASSEN,

Colonel, U. S. Volunteers.

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