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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, July 3, 1864.

Brigadier-General WILLIAMS:

Report of this morning: 1,400 men ordered as picket detail for the corps. Nothing further to report.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, July 3, 1864 - 10.10 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

I have just forwarded to the provost-marshal-general six contrabands, who report that on Friday night, the 1st instant, a party of some 400 or 500 rebel cavalry, with about the same number of infantry and some wagons, proceeded on the old stage road in the direction of Dinwiddie Court-House.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, July 3, 1864 - 12.30 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Colonel Bryan, commanding cavalry, sends word that a man of General Wilson's command, of the First Connecticut Cavalry, came into his lines this morning and reports that the enemy's main body of cavalry moved last night from about two miles below Reams' Station, in the direction of Stony Creek, leaving only a slight picket-line in his front. Colonel Bryan has sent scouts out to get all further information possible.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, July 3, 1864 -12.30 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Colonel Bryan, commanding cavalry, sends word that a man of General Wilson's command, of the First Connecticut Cavalry, came into his lines this morning and reports that the enemy's main body of cavalry moved last night from about two miles below Reams' Station, in the direction of Stone Creek, leaving only a slight picket-line in his front. Colonel Bryan has sent scouts out to get all further information possible.

H. G. WRIGHT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, July 3, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have just received the New York Herald of June 30, containing a dispatch from Mr. Finley Anderson, dated camp near Petersburg, June 25, 1864, professing to give an account of the attack on the Second Corps on the 22nd ultimo, to which I desire to ask the attention of the major-general commanding the army. To the general correctness of the statement of Mr. Anderson I have nothing to offer. A part of it I know to be correct. But to that portion of it, more than once repeated, which attributes the disaster to that corps, whatever it may have been, to a want of co-operation on the part of this corps, or to a proper advance on its part, I most seriously protest, and I appeal to the commanding general, whose orders I carried out fully and to the