General Custer, which is deemed important; or, if it is preferred by you, General Custer can be relieved by and adequate force, and his command brought nearer the depots, to refit.
Very respectfully, &c.,
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Major-General, and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier SECOND DIV., CAVALRY CORPS,
Bealeton, July 28, 1863.
D. McM. GREGG,
Brigadier General of Volunteers, Comdg. Second Cavalry Div.:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that the enemy are picketing the ford at Rappahannock Station and Beverly Ford strongly. Fifty persons have been seen at each of those places. Kelly's Ford and Norman's Ford are picketed by a very small force, only 2 vedettes at Norman's Ford and 5 at Kelly's having been observed. The report of Major Avery, forwarded to you last night, shows the condition of the fords above Beverly Ford.
Captain Hughes reports the enemy's main reserve at Brandy Station to consist of one brigade. Horses said to be in low condition.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. IRVIN GREGG,
Colonel, Commanding Third Brigade.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION,
July 28, 1863.
Respectfully forwarded for the information of the major-general commanding Cavalry Corps.
D. McM. GREGG,
Brigadier General of Volunteers, Comdg. Second Division.
NORTH MOUNTAIN, VA., July 28, 1863.
(Received 10. 05 p. m.)
Nothing new to-day. Have ordered General Averell to move forward to bunker Hill, and scout the country thoroughly toward enemy.
B. F. KELLEY,
FORT MONROE, VA., July 28, 1863 -9 p. m.
(Received 10, p. m.)
Major General H. V. HALLECK,
I have ordered seven regiments from General Getty's division, 3, 200 men, to embark as soon as the transportation can be gotten ready. Will telegraph progress. Have sent your telegram to General Foster, with report of the above.
HENRY M. NAGLEE,