War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0020 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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WESTOVER CHURCH, June 14, 1864-11.40 a.m.

General WILLIAMS,

Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the return of party-sent toward Malvern Hill. They encountered a party of rebels about three-quarters of a mile from Turkey Island bridge and skirmished with them, when they endeavored to flank my party, who fell back.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWD. S. JONES,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 14, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. S. JONES,

Third Pennsylvania Cavalry:

COLONEL: I am directed by the commanding general to say that as soon as you are relieved by Colonel McIntosh, commanding cavalry brigade, you will return to these headquarters. It is probable Colonel McIntosh will relieve you in two or three hours. The commanding general also instructs me to thank you for the efficient manner in which you have discharged the duties devolved upon you by his order or yesterday.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, June 14, 1864-2.20 p.m. [Received 2 a.m. 15th.]

Major THOMAS T. ECKERT:

It is not probable that General Meade's forces will be brought any nearer to this place than the Petersburg road. His troops will constitute the left wing; General Butler's the right of the combined army. Smith's corps is now coming in, some 5,000 having already landed.

R. O'BRIEN.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 14, 1864-10.20 p.m.

General headquarters will move at 10 a.m. to-morrow to the vicinity of Douthat's house, near James River.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ENGINEERS DEPARTMENT, Washington, June 14, 1864.

General J. G. BARNARD,

Chief Engineer, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Your letter, desiring certain books to be sent you and mantlets made and forwarded, has been received, and Trowbridge