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CITY POINT, July 6, 1864-11.40 a.m.

General WILLIAMS:

The dispatch for General Ricketts has been handed to him. I shall have transportation for him as fast as he can embark. Captain Pitkin went early to Jordan's Point to have transportation in readiness for dismounted cavalry. Does General Meade wish Ricketts to take any wagons and ambulances with his division?

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General, &c.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

July 6, 1864-12 m.

Brigadier-General INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, Armies in Southeastern Virginia:

The trains of the Sixth Corps were ordered at 9 o'clock to City Point to be embarked if it was so decided.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, July 6, 1864-1 p.m.

(Received 1.30 p.m.)

General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General

The orders relative to the wagons and ambulances of General Ricketts' division are already given. Sheridan and Ricketts are embarking. The former thought he would be ready at daylight, but actually was not until near 12 m. Our boats were at the wharves ready.

RUFUS INGALLS,

Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster

[JULY 6, 1864. - For Hunt and Duane to Humphreys, reporting examination of enemy's lines in front of the Fifth and Ninth Corps, &c., see Part I, p. 285.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT,

July 6, 1864

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: A deserter from the Second North Carolina Cavalry (Barringer's brigade, W. H. F. Lee's division) came into our lines last night about dark near Lee's Mill, on the Stony Creek and Prince George Court-House road. He left his brigade on the Vaughan road between the Dinwiddie Court-House plank road and the Weldon railroad, about four miles northwest of Reams' Station. He thinks that nearly all of Stuart's cavalry is encamped between this point and Stony Creek Depot. There is none of it, to his knowledge, on the east side of the Weldon