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HDQRS.3rd DIV., CAV. CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Spotsylvania Court-House, May 8, 1864-9 a.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff, Cavalry Corps:

Have run the enemy's cavalry a mile from Spotsylvania Court-House. Have charged them through the village. Am fighting now with a considerable force, supposed to be Lee's division. Everything all right.

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, May 8, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report from information derived from an orderly of General Kershaw, commanding a division in Longstreet's corps, taken prisoner near Spotsylvania Court-House to-day, that General Longstreet was wounded on Friday last in the neck, and that he will be unfit for duty for two months. He also reports that General Wadsworth was mortally wounded on the same day, and that he cannot live. Both generals were wounded on the plank road, about 2 or 3 miles south of Parker's Store.

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, Alsop's, May 8, 1864- 3 p.m.

Major-General SHERIDAN:

A captured rebel courier informs me that General Wadsworth is not yet dead, though insensible from a wound in the head, and expected to die eventually. I will send more details when I ascertain them.

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Third Division.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, Alsop's, May 8, 1864-3 p.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff:

My troops are now here and between here and the road from Fredericksburg to Spotsylvania. All quiet, no advance anywhere on the Ny. I have 41 prisoners; 2 officers, 1 the assistant inspector-general of Kershaw's brigade, Longstreet's corps. It's a great pity the troops on the Todd's Tavern road could not have advanced farther. We should have had several hundred prisoners. Send me word what to do and where our infantry is. We cleaned out Wickham's brigade in about two minutes, scattered him in all directions,