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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

New Castle Ferry, May 29, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

A rebel prisoner from Ewell's corps, captured to-day on the Shady Grove road, reports Ewell's corps as having marched to Mechanicsville yesterday, passing by the cross-road in front of where the cavalry were fighting yesterday. The corps encamped on that road last night.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

New Castle Ferry, May 29, 1864 - 7 p. m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

My headquarters are now at New Castle Ferry. My pickets are established at the following points: Linney's, Old Church, Powell's Tavern, and Tignor's. General Wilson's command is in camp 2 miles from Hanovertown, on the north side of the river. All the trains are up. I have ordered General Wilson's command to report here to-morrow.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQSR. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 29, 1864.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

The major-general commanding directs that you have your command saddled and formed at 4 a. m. to-morrow. Cavalry Corps headquarters will be at a house on the left-hand side of the road and at New Castle Ferry.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

Near the Mill, May 29, 1864 - 12.30 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel FORSYTH,

Cavalry Corps:

Your dispatch inclosing copy of communication from General Humphreys is received. I have driven in all stragglers found, and made dispositions to find all that may be between here and Chesterfield Station. I don't think there is any enemy on the north side of the North Anna, as I have discovered none "in holding the fords successively as they were abandoned by the infantry and in covering the rear of the army." I moved by the Chesterfield and Mangohick road and occupied Mangohick till Colonel Schriver had passed, who informed me that there was nothing in his rear. In addition to this, I patrolled the Bowling Green road 5 miles northward.