War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0472 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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House, to take position there. All fatigue parties from your division will be relieved at once. The general court-martial in the case of certain officers of your command will be suspended till further orders, and the officers returned to duty for the present. Further instructions will be sent you before moving.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. L. VAN BUREN,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 27, 1864.

(Received 11 a. m.)

Brigadier-General INGALLS,

Chief Q. M. Armies of the U. S. in Virginia, City Point:

The commanding general Army of the Potomac wishes the following dispatch to Major-General Sheridan delivered to him without delay.*

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, City Point, June 27, 1864. (Received 6 p. m.)

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The dispatch for General Sheridan is received and will be sent to him at once.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.

[First indorsement.]

Will the telegraph operator inform me when the message to General Ingalls was sent to him by telegraph?

A. A. H[UMPHREYS],

Major General and Chief of Staff.

[Second indorsement.]

Dispatch referred to was not sent by telegraph from this office.

Very respectfully,

OPERATOR.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, June 27, 1864-10.15 a. m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

A body of the enemy's cavalry exceeding 1,000 strong was seen leaving Petersburg this morning in a southerly direction on a road near the Weldon railroad, probably for the purpose of re-enforcing the enemy's cavalry that followed Wilson, or of interposing between Wilson and us on Wilson's return. To anticipate any attempt at a dash at the trains of the army, Gibbon's division has been sent to hold the crossing of the Blackwater by the old Norfolk, or Baxter, road, and the approaches between that and the Jerusalem plank road on the right and Prince George Court-House on the left. General Ferrero's division is sent to hold from crossing of Blackwater, near Prince George

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*See Humphreys to Sheridan, 10.15 a. m., post.

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