War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0796 Chapter XLVIII. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

City Point, Va., June 26, 1864-1.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:

Your dispatch of this date directing me to take position on left flank of army after crossing the James River received.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Douthat's House, June 26, 1864.

Brigadier General D. McM. GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

The major-general commanding has directed me to inform you that he will be away this a. m.

A. F. HAYDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 26, 1864.

Brigadier General G. W. GRETTY,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that when the troops composing your command at the White House have crossed the James River your distribute the several regiments and detachments as follows: The battery of New Jersey artillery, to the Second Corps; the regiment (believed to be the Sixty-seventh Pennsylvania) belonging to the Sixth Corps, as also any other troops herefore belonging to the Army of the Potomac, to their respective commands. All others troops will be ordered to report to Major-General Burnside, commanding Ninth Army Corps. Having given the necessary orders to your troops, you will then proceed to join your division in the Sixth Corps. The staff officer who takes this dispatch to you will acquaint you with the position now occupied by the several corps.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Numbers 12. James River, Va., June 26, 1864.

In accordance with orders from headquarters Army of the Potomac, the regiment and battalions of this command, after having crossed the James River, will proceed to the Army of the Potomac near Petersburg, Va., and report as follows: Battalion First Rhode Island Cavalry, to the major-general commanding Cavalry Corps;

Third New Jersey Battery, to the major-General commanding Second Corps; Sixty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, to the major-general