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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Chancellorsville, Va., May 6,864-2.20 p.m.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Division:

The general commanding directs that you fall back from your present position at Todd's Tavern and relieve General Wilson's division, now occupying Piney Grove Church and Alrich's.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Chancellorsville, Va., May 6, 1864-2.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: General Custer and Colonel Devin have been ordered back to the Furnaces; General Merritt to the plank road leading from this point to Old Wilderness Tavern. General Wilson, on being relieved by you at Piney Branch Church and Alrich's as directed in previous not, will report for orders at these headquarters. Very hard infantry fighting along our whole infantry line. General Hancock's left flank has been turned by the enemy.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 6, 1864-7.40 p.m.

General GREGG:

Ten wagons with rations for your command were ordered to be parked at this point this evening. I have an officer out hunting for them now. Will send you something definite on the subject in half an hour. At any rate the provisions will be ready for you in the morning, if we send back to Ely's Ford for them.

Respectfully,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, May 6, 1864-9.30 p.m.

General GREGG:

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

Respectfully,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

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*Not found.

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