War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0414 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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JUNE 25, 1864-6.05 p.m.

[General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:]

The cavalry party on the road by Doctor Gurley's house advanced to within about 100 yards of railroad, but were compelled to fall back again. Their position is now about half a mile from railroad; nearly same position that they had this morning. One officer thinks he could hear them repairing the railroad, but I couldn't find any one else who had heard it. The cavalry lost 1 officer and 2 men wounded and 2 men missing.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, June 25, 1864. [Received 6.30 p.m.]

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The following communication has just been received from Colonel Bryan:

HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT CAVALRY CORPS, June 25, 1864.

Major WHITTIER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that the party sent to Reams' Station pursuant to orders inform me that at the above-named station they found a cavalry picket of one officer and twenty men, who fled without firing a gun. They were charged by my command, but they did not succeed in taking any prisoners, the enemy having scattered in the woods across the railroad. Negroes in the vicinity report that fifteen of the citizen were repairing the railroad at that place.

Yours, very respectfully,

T. M. BRYAN, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding Detachment Cavalry Corps.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

JUNE 25, 1864-7.10 p.m.

[General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:]

The cavalry scouting party that were ordered to Reams' Station found a cavalry picket of twenty men at the station, drove them away, and then found some citizen repairing road. Will report in person as soon as I can get all details.

W. W. SANDERS,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, June 25, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to submit the report of the corps officer of the day of the 23rd instant [in reply to your telegram of yesterday] in regard to the report made by a prisoner that 300 prisoners were captured from this corps on the 23rd while rations were being issued.