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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Todd's Tavern, May 8, 1864- 1 a.m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

I find Generals Gregg and Torbert without orders. They are in the way of the infantry and there is no time to refer to you. I have given them the inclosed orders,* which you can modify to-day after the infantry corps are in position.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, May 8, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report that I have over 600 wounded. I have loaded them in my ambulances and all my empty wagons. My medical director is now trying to unload some of the wagons of the division trains, so as to move them all.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, May 8, 1864-3.20 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I have an officer of my staff just from General Wilson. He [General Wilson] saw the enemy's trains moving toward Richmond. Met portions of Longstreet's corps at Spotsylvania Court-House and has fallen back to Alsop's. An orderly with inclosed dispatch+ [in cipher] was captured.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, Camp at Silver's House, May 8, 1864-6 p.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor herewith to inclose two reports++ just received from Brigadier General J. H. Wilson, commanding Third Cavalry Division.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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*See Meade to Torbert and Meade to Gregg, 1 a.m. May 8, p.552.

+Not found.

++See Wilson to Sheridan and Forsyth, May 8, 3 p.m., p.554.

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