War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0512 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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CITY POINT, June 29, 1864-2.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The last of General Sheridan's command crossed the James River at 11 a.m.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Camp at Wind-Mill Point, June 29, 1864-3.45 p.m.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

The general commanding directs that you move your division as rapidly as possible to Prince George Court-House and there await the arrival of the First Division. Send your trains on the direct road to City Point to be parked with the trains of the army. The enemy's cavalry have concentrated at Reams' Station, and are opposing the return of General Wilson. You must with the utmost dispatch.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Prince George Court-House June 29, 1864.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

General Torbert is massing here. Custer, who is in rear of the First Division, is now massing. We will remain here one hour and a half. Your command will mass here on its arrival. No news.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

Sam. Elder, commanding a battery in Smith's corps, was captured a few days since.

FORSYTH.

JUNE 29, 1864-9.30 p.m.

Major-General MEADE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the report that my division and a portion of General Wilson's division have just arrived here. Our expedition was very successful until this afternoon, when we were surrounded and overpowered and had to abandon our transportation, wounded, and prisoners. I escaped with my division by taking it through the woods and charging across the railroad. General Wilson has probably gone back to go round by way of Jarratt's Station. The fight occurred near Reams' Station, on the Halifax road.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

August KAUTZ,

Brigadier-General.

Above was not dated from any place.

OPERATOR,

Headquarters Army of the Potomac.