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HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS, July 3, 1864 - 8.30 p. m.

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Report for to-night: Nothing of importance to report.

H. G. WRIGHT.

HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT CAVALRY CORPS, July 3, 1864.

Major WHITTIER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Sixth Corps:

MAJOR: My scouting parties have just returned. They report as follows: They have been to within one mile of Rowanty Creek. Fitz. Lee's division of cavalry moved to-day to Dinwiddie Court-House. Hampton's division is at Rowanty Creek, picketing from the infantry's right to Stony Creek, and at Stony Creek there is a division of infantry. This information comes from citizens and negroes. I drove in their pickets and advanced until driven in return. The enemy followed to within one mile of our pickets at Lee's Mill. There were no casualties on my side.

Very respectfully,

T. M. BRYAN, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding Detachment.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH CORPS,

July 3 [2*], 1864 - 2 p. m.

Colonel BRYAN,

Commanding Cavalry Detachment:

COLONEL: By notice just received from headquarters Army of the Potomac, it is stated that you have been ordered to report to General Wright, and are placed under his orders for the performance of picket duty on the left. General Wright directs that you picket in about the same manner as when you last reported to him, from the Gurley house five or six miles down the plank road, keeping a force out on all roads striking into the plank road, both on the right and left.

Very respectfully, &c.,

C. A. WHITTIER,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, July 3, 1864 - 9 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff:

Last night was one of unusual quiet. The enemy are reported working on their lines. A new covered way covered way was partially build without interruption by General Willcox to facilitate relieving the pickets. He expects to complete it to-night. The fort for heavy guns on Ledlie's line is nearly completed and will probably be finished to-night. No other changes to report.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

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* Erroneously dated July 3. See Humphreys to Wright, July 2, 1.30 p. m., p.589.

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