War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0716 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter XLVIII.

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command be settled now, and that I be allowed either to appoint or send forward names to fill the corps staff, or that the names I may send in may be detailed temporarily with me.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. F. SMITH.

Major-General, Commanding.

ORDERS.] HDQRS. CAV. CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 9, 1864.,

The Cavalry Corps will march at 7 a.m. to-day to Dunkirk. The following will be the order of march, viz: First, First Division, Brigadier-General Torbert: second, pontoon train; third, Second Division, Brigadier-General Gregg. Brigadier-General Gregg will detail one regiment as rear guard of the column.

By command of Major-General Sheridan:

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, THIRD DIV., CAVALRY CORPS,

June 9, 1864.

Captain L. SIEBERT.

Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Cavalry Division:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report everything quiet on my line. The officer in front of Bottom's Bridge reports that the enemy's bugles sounded in the night, and the movement of wheels from their right to left could be heard for several hours afterward. I have moved my command some 3 miles farther down the river into a clean locality, and have established pickets as far as Jones' Bridge, about 9 miles fromm here. A party crossed the river at Jones' Bridge yesterday and to the high land beyond, and saw no indications of the presence of the enemy in that vicinity. I should state that there is no apparent change in the enemy's pickets, at Bottom's Bridge.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. CHAPMAN,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Near Cold Harbor, Va., June 9, 1864.

Brigadier General J. J. ABERCROMBIE,

Commanding U. S. Forces, White House, Va.:

GENERAL: Direct all organized troops arriving at the White House from and after to-day to proceed, without debarking from transports they may be in, to City Point or Bermuda Hundred, and there report to Major-General Butler, commanding.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.