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ney's left, which is about the center of our line, nearly apposite the large
fort which we took, and made a determined assault in three lines with
a very heavy fire of artillery, but were repulsed just now.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
In the Field September 30, 1864-3.50 p. m.
The enemy have assaulted my lines three times at the fort taken
yesterday, but have been each time handsomely repulsed. General
Stannard is seriously wouinded. If you will send me a good brigadier-
general to command his division you will confer a great favor.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
CITY POINT, September 30, 1864.
take command of Stannard's division, until some general officer returns.
I will send Brigadier-General Humphrey, of the Ninth Corps, to
A column of troops numbering from 2,000 to 3,000 men were reported
moving on the Richmond pike toward Petersburg this afternoon.
U. S. GRANT,
?ª CITY POINT, September 30, 1864.
Deep Bottom :
General Warren carried the enemy's works beyond Spring Church
handsomely, capturing a number of prisoners. He is now preparing
for a further advance on the enemy. Be well on your guard to act
defensively. If the enemy are forced from Petersburg they may push
to oppose you.
U. S. GRANT.
(Copy to General Birney.)
City _Point :
The telegraph now is within half a mile of my headquarters, and
nearer Weitzel's. We are making the best preparation we can for de-
fense. We have repulsed the enemy in all his attacks, with little loss on
our side and heavy on theirs. We are much weaker than you suppose.
I would be very glad of any re-enforcements. The remainder of Field's
division, three brigades, have crossed and are in our front with Hoke's
division. Heth was ordered to start, but I can hear nothing of him.
The city local reserves are in our front, down to the cle. ks in the naval
department, known as the Naval Battalion, and the clerks iu the
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,
September 30, 1864-7.50 p. m.