War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0469 Chapter LII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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When this is accomplished the Second Corps must advance their skirmishers. The arrangement is the best that can be made, as the whole line is bad. There is nothing new on my front.

Very truly, your,

S. W. CRAWFORD,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 27, 1864-9.15 a. m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The signal officer on the plank road reports that he saw a body of cavalry moving southward on the road just west of the Weldon railroad, with a few ambulances and wagons. They exceeded 1,000 in number. This was about 7 o'clock. The commanding general has directed Colonel Bryan to keep a close watch upon the movements of this body by scouting parties.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 27, 1864-11 a. m.

Major-General WRIGHT,

Commanding Sixth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you relieve General Gibbon's pickets, hold the plank road, and connect with his new picket-line at Sturdivant's Mill. General Gibbon will have a brigade at W. B. Westbrook's.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, June 27, 1864-8.10 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Captain Beattie, commanding sharpshooters of the Second Division, reports that he made this afternoon a reconnaissance to the Weldon railroad with twelve of his men, driving in some forty or fifty of the enemy's cavalry, and ascertains that the road, which was broken on the 23d, has not been repaired. The telegraph had been mended, but was again destroyed by the captain.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT CAVALRY CORPS, June 27, 1864.

Major WHITTIER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: Lieutenant Husted, Fourth New York Cavalry, the officer commanding the scouting party sent in the direction of Reams' Station, has reported. He took the road crossing the Jerusalem plank road about half a mile from the second bridge (five miles and a half from the bridge on the Blackwater). He found infantry (rebel) pickets