War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0592 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 2, 1864.

Brigadier General R. B. POTTER,

Commanding Second Division, Ninth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Your communication to General Parke received, and I am directed by the major-general commanding to say to you that General Ferrero has moved from the position you mention and that it is occupied by General Sheridan. He, however, forwards you authority to take the lumber with your own wagons, in case you can send for it. If you have no wagons that can be temporarily used in this service,, Captain Hiestand, assistant quartermaster at these headquarters, will be ordered to furnish them on your application.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. L. VAN BUREN,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., July 2, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that everything has been comparatively quiet in our front to-day; very little firing of infantry or artillery. No operations being reported by brigade commanders. Our works are reported as progressing favorably.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBERT B. POTTER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Templeton's, July 2, 1864-3 a.m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch of 10.30 p.m. [1st]. Scouting parties of my command, sent out from Freeman's Bridge, visited Littleton, down the Nottoway River, where General Wilson encamped last night; also Sussex and point up the river south of Stony Creek. They collected in a few of our men. Met no rebels, except a few small parties that ran off into the swamps. I will move back in the morning in compliance with your dispatch. I do not know of any point in the vicinity of Prince George Court-House where I can establish a camp on account of the want of water, but will locate at the most convenient place in the vicinity of Price George Court-House where water can be obtained.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 2, 1864.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Cavalry Corps:

The commanding general directs that you furnish 150 men as an additional guard for the general herd of cattle, now numbering some 3,000,