City Point Va. Aug. 26th / 64
Maj. Gen. Meade, Copy to Gen. Ord.
You are authorized at all times until further orders to assume command and direct the movement of all troops operating against Petersburg South of the Appomattox.
U. S. Grant
Citation: Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), autograph letter signed to George G. Meade. City Point, Va., 26 August 1864. AMs 357/28