War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0470 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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on the railroad about two miles from Reams' Station. He then took the direct road to the station and found a cavalry picket there. These' pickets were left by a detachment which came down from Petersburg this morning. They are supposed to be placed there for the purpose of guarding teams and wagons, which are constantly passing on the road west of the railroad-supposed to be carrying supplies from a point on the railroad below where it was torn up by General Wilson to Petersburg. This latter information was obtained from a negro.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. M. BRYAN, Jr.,

Colonel, Commanding Detachment.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, June 27, 1864.

Brigadier-General Wheaton, commanding Second Division, will take enough troops from his second line to extend well beyond the Jerusalem plank road.

By command of Major-General Wright:

C. A. WHITTIER,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 27, 1864-11.30 a. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE:

The signal officer on the plank road reported a large body of cavalry moving out from the enemy's works around Petersburg along the Weldon railroad. To guard against the possibility of a dash at our trains dispositions were made as announced. I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that General Ferrero's division will be returned to you at the earliest time practicable.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 27, 1864-2.15 p. m.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that if you desire to relieve any brigade now in the trenches on your front by the colored brigade on the left you can do so, sending the relieved brigade to the trenches commanded by General White, in lieu of the black brigade.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, June 27, 1864.

General S. WILLIAMS:

Dispatch received and troops will be started as soon as possible.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.