War of the Rebellion: Serial 049 Page 0511 Chapter XLI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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requires, giving receipts for them which shall entitle them to pay where they make satisfactory exhibition of their loyalty. These receipts will be returned when the horses are delivered up. The number of the horses so seized, and the name of the owner in each case, will be reported to these headquarters.

By command of Brigadier-General Lockwood:

[GEORGE V. MASSEY,]

Captain, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT MONROE, VA., November 28, 1863.

(Received 10.25 a.m.)

Captain G. V. FOX,

Assistant Secretary of the Navy:

We are mounting a 200-pounder Parrott at Plymouth to meet the iron-clad in the Roanoke. Send as early as possible a navy carriage for it. No other will do.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 29, 1863-8.35 a.m.

Commanding Officer Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you send out a strong brigade to picket and hold the Raccoon Ford, about 2 miles out from Robertson's Tavern.

Very respectfully, &c.,

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

November 29, 1863-8.35 a.m.

Colonel C. ROSS SMITH,

Chief of Staff, Cavalry Corps:

COLONEL: During the night an advance of cavalry was made on my pickets on the plank road. This morning I find the cavalry in front on the plank road. During the night much noise and cutting of trees to the right of the plank road.

There is a very large swamp off to the right of the plank road. All the approaches to it from the south are covered.

The second Corps has not yet arrived at the crossing of the plank road and Racoon Ford road.

Very respectfully,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Brigade.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 29, 1863-9.30 a.m.

The major-general commanding directs that corps commanders report from time to time the condition of affairs in their front, and