by you as unequipped. Lieutenant-General Grant has directed that the troops ordered to Washington proceed via Baltimore, and from Baltimore report by telegraph to Major-General Halleck, chief of staff of the army, for orders. You will instruct the commander of the troops you detach accordingly, and you will also notify General Ingalls how many men you will have to embark. Please acknowledge.
HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
Jordan's Point, July 6, 1864
Brigadier General SETH WILLIAMS.
Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that the dismounted men of the cavalry corps are now being collected at this place for embarkation, and the quartermaster's department notified that they would be ready this a.m. The men will be shipped from Jordan's instead of City Point, as the quartermaster's department notified me that they would take them from here.
Very respectfully, &c.
P. H. SHERIDAN,
HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,
Signal Station, July 6, 1864-10 p.m.
Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS:
I have shipped 2,496 sick men of the Cavalry Corps: they are mostly without arms. They are under command of Major Beaumont, who has orders to telegraph his arrival in Baltimore.
P. H. SHERIDAN,
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,
July 6, 1864
Major M. H. BEAUMONT,
Commanding Dismounted Camp;
MAJOR: In compliance with instructions from headquarters Army of the Potomac, the major-general commanding directs that you have all the dismounted men of the Cavalry Corps prepared for immediate shipment to Washington, D. C. They will be sent with the proper complement of commissioned officers, and upon arriving in Washington will report to the commanding officer of the Dismounted Camp at Giesborough Point, Md. [D. C.]. The men will be supplied with three days' rations.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. KINGSBURY, JR..,