War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0645 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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possible haste in the execution of this order. Bring with you every available man, leaving the picket-line as small as possible. Report in great haste.

I am, colonel, respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. R. LARNED,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

May 11, 1864.

Brigadier General H. E. DAVIES,

Commanding First Brigadier, Second Div., Cav. Corps:

GENERAL: In compliance with instructions from Cavalry Corps headquarters, which requires the employment of a brigade from this division for the purpose, you will proceed with your command at 3 o'clock this a. m. by the shortest practicable route as completely as possible, the injury to be done the road between the point at which you strike it and the intersection of said railroad with the Ground Squirrel road. At the last-names intersection your brigade will join the remainder of the division, which will march from here at 6 o'clock this a. m.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. C. WEIR,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, May 11, 1864-1.15 p. m.

Major-General AUGUR, or

Brigadier-General BRIGGS,

Alexandria, Va.:

All troops for the Army of the Potomac should be sent to Belle Plain as fast as they arrive.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

May 11, 1864-1.40 p. m.

Major-General AUGUR,

Commanding, &c:

The Eleventh Vermont Volunteers, Colonel Warner, will be sent as infantry to Belle Plain with all possible dispatch. They will carry five days' rations and a full supply of ammunition. Small guards of Reserves or artillery in the forts they vacate, and also in those south of Anacostia Creek, to protect the ammunition, will suffice till militia regiments arrive.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.