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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, June 8, 1864.

Colonel DUNCAN:

COLONEL: General Butler directs that you have your command in readiness to march this p.m. at dark, with one day's rations and 60 rounds of ammunition.

Very respectfully,

C. J. PAINE,

Colonel and Acting Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, June 8, 1864.

General KAUTZ:

Commanding, &c:

GENERAL: I am directed by the commanding general to say that the movement of which he spoke to you will be made, and that you will make preparations accordingly. The general also wishes to see you before it is made.

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

C. J. PAINE,

Colonel and Acting Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS KAUTZ'S DIVISION,

In the Field, near Point of Rocks, Va., June 8, 1864.

Colonel S. P. SPEAR,

Commanding Second Brigade:

Order of march: The Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry will move between the hours of 11 and 12 p.m. from camp and cross the Appomattox on the pontoon bridge, followed by Lieutenant Morton's section of artillery and the howitzers. The Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry will move immediately afterward, followed by the detachment from the First District of Columbia Cavalry.

By command of Brigadier General A. V. Kautz:

M. J. ASCH,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY BRIGADE,

In the Field, June 8, 1864.

Colonel R. M. WEST,

Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry:

COLONEL: The colonel commanding directs that you hold your command in readiness to move at 12 o'clock to-night. Three days' rations in the haversacks and 20 quarts of oats on the horse will be supplied each man. No vehicles of any description will be allowed excepting ambulances.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. FRANK CUMMINGS,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Lieutenant Colonel George Stetzel, commanding Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry.)