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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 6, 1864-9.30 a.m.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

Your note* received. One brigade sent to Piney Branch Church to take care of your rear.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 6, 1864-10.20 a.m.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Division:

General Wilson will send a brigade to Piney Branch Church, on the road leading from Spotsylvania, and will have another brigade at Alrich's. Custer is engaged on your right. If you can attack them in flank do so.

By command of Major-General Sheridan:

C. KINGSBURY, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 6, 1864.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Second Cavalry Division:

Dispatch received.* The major-general commanding has sent a brigade of General Wilson's division to Piney Branch Church. General Merritt had gone to the Furnaces. The First Brigade, of General Wilson's division, relieved Merritt at Alrich's.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 6, 1864-11 a.m.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Division:

Your communication* in regard to the enemy attacking you is received. You will hold your position as long as possible. Everything is going well toward Wilderness Tavern, where the infantry are engaged. A general attack has just been ordered along the whole line. Custer has just repulsed an attack of the enemy.

By command of Major-General Sheridan:

C. KINGSBURY, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*Not found.

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