CITY POINT, June 25, 1864-11.30 a.m.
(Received 2.20 p.m.)
Major General H. W. HALLECK, Chief of Staff:
Richmond papers of yesterday state that Hunter at last accounts was at Fincastle. He will probably go to Beverly. There will be no use in Stahel attempting to reach him. All quiet here. Sheridan is now crossing the river where the army crossed. Yesterday evening Gregg's division had a very severe fight with the enemy between Charles City Court-House and Long Bridge. I do not know the result, but understand unofficially that we saved all the wagon train, which seemed to be the object of the attack. The loss was said to be heavy on both sides, the enemy coming in close canister range. The same Richmond paper announces that Wilson reached Burkeville. I shall try to give the army a few days' rest, which they now stand much in need of.
U. S. GRANT,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, Numbers 118.
In the Field, June 25, 1864
1. The First New York (Lincoln) Cavalry is hereby relieved from duty with General Sullivan's division, and will report for duty immediately to Brigadier General A. N. Duffie, commanding First Cavalry Division.
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3. Lieutenant Thomas H. Wellsted, aid-de-camp on staff of Major General Julius Stahel, and acting assistant adjutant-general, First Cavalry Division, will proceed to Martinsburg, W. Va., and report in person for duty to General Stahel. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation for Lieutenant Wellsted, one servant, and two horses.
By order of Major-General Hunter:
[CHAS. G. HALPINE,]
HDQRS. SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, Numbers 11.
Near White Sulphur, June 25, 1864.
I. The following changes are hereby ordered in the organization of the brigades of this division, viz: The First West Virginia Veteran Cavalry is hereby transferred to the Second Brigade: the Thirty-fourth Ohio Mounted Infantry is transferred to the Third Brigade.
II. Colonel Powell, commanding Third Brigade, will report for duty with his brigade to General George Crook, commanding Second Infantry Division.
III. Lieutenant F. A. Austin, acting aide-de-camp, will report to Colonel Powell, commanding Third Brigade, for duty.
IV. Captain J. A. Byers, First West Virginia Veteran Cavalry, will report in person without delay for staff duties at these headquarters.
By command of Brigadier General W. W. Averell:
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