I sent another message to Gen. Butler,
WARREN’S STATION, October 27, 1864-5.40 p.m.
The result on the left has been to find the enemy as far as we have extended to the left. Our troops are now eight miles west of the Weldon railroad, from which point I have just returned. Your dispatch of 3.30 is only just received, too late to direct an attack. Hold on where you are for the present.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 12, p 355
O.R., I, xlii, part 3, p 390-1