War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0389 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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to within one-half mile of Robertson's Tavern, found a small force of the enemy's cavalry on picket. It was also reported that a brigade of rebel infantry was sent down to Barnett's Mill or Mine Run yesterday.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Camp near Old Wilderness Tavern, May 4, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that I have established my headquarters for the night on the north side of Old Wilderness Tavern and Orange Run, 500 or 600 yards to the east of the main plank road, on a side road cutting main road near Omber's Mine. Orderlies are stationed at the crossing or turn off with the corps flag.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

P. S. - I should like to be informed to-night of the probable movement of troops to-morrow, and the points at which the different headquarters of the army and corps will be.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 4, 1864.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that in view of the large force of cavalry (rebel) reported at Fredericksburg, that you camp your division to-night within easy supporting distance of the infantry of the Second Corps that supports you.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 4, 1864.

General GREGG:

General Torbert will join you in the morning with his command.

Respectfully,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR ORDERS, HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, Numbers 31.

SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, Alrich's, May 4, 1864.

The horses of this command will be unsaddled and groomed by squadron, and immediately after saddled again. The men will be permitted to unpack and slacken the girths during the night; their arms must be kept near them. Great care to prevent the building