War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0558 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter XLVIII.

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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Bottom's Bridge, Va., June 3, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I left one regiment immediately in rear of General Hancock's left. It is encamped at the lake. The regiment covers the crossing at Sumner's Bridge and watches the Chickahominy down to and connects with our pickets at this place. I have another regiment watching Long Bridge and Jones' Bridge. This arrangement covers the left of the army and also the front of the camps at White House.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I respectfully request that a pontoon train of twelve boats (canvas) be assigned to the Cavalry Corps, the pontoniers belonging to the train to be mounted. I am of the opinion it would greatly benefit the public service, and would be of great convenience to the Cavalry Corps. This train could accompany the cavalry and would greatly facilitate its movements in the passage of the small but deep rivers of this country.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864.

This application is approved, and the train will be forwarded as soon as one can be procured. At present the train now with the army will be required generally with the infantry troops. A bridge train will, however, be provided for the cavalry should a special occasion require it.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 3, 1864-10 p. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you send a division immediately to re-enforce the division of General Wilson, which is now on the north side of the Totopotomoy between Haw's Shop and Via's house in the rear of the left flank of the enemy. As the commander of the division that you send will probably rank General Wilson, your will direct the commander to continue carrying out the instructions of General Wilson to attack the rear of the enemy's left