War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0568 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT CAVALRY CORPS,

July 1, 1864-9.45 p.m.

Lieutenant-Colonel WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Another of my scouting parties has returned from the Weldon railroad. They proceeded to within fifty yards of the railroad, within hearing of the enemy. One of them climbed a tree and saw about fifty of the enemy's cavalry moving toward Petersburg. The enemy's scouts followed them on their return, driving in our outposts near the Gurley house.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. M. BRYAN, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

Respectfully forwarded.

I have sent to inquire if the outposts have been re-established.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 1, 1864-10.30 p.m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Corps:

I am instructed to inform you that Major-General Wright is directed to return to-morrow to his position on the left of the army. The major-general commanding directs that upon his arrival General Gibbon be posted on your left and General Ferrero sent to the position assigned him by orders from these headquarters, at the crossing to the Black-water by the old Norfolk road. General Sheridan is ordered to Prince George Court-House, detailing a brigade to picket from the left near the Gurley house to Reams' Station.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

July 1, 1864-11.15 p.m.

General WILLIAMS:

Colonel Bryan's pickets were re-established soon after being driven in, as before reported.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 170.

July 1, 1864.

I. The following companies of the Fourth New York Heavy Artillery will remain attached to the Artillery Brigade: Company D, in charge of the Coehorn mortars; Company L, for the purpose of supplying details for the wagon trains, ambulances, &c.

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By command of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.