account of the difficulty of the operations. I have 1,400 on picket, which, if not relieved, will be a serious diminution of my force. My picket officers are, of course, available to assist in relieving their men.
H. G. WRIGHT,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
July 9, 1864-10.20 p.m.
Commanding Sixth Corps:
General Hancock has been ordered to relieve your pickets at once. His working parties on the redoubts are ordered to be sent back to him immediately.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. PROVISIONAL BRIGADE, CAVALRY CORPS,
July 9 [?], 1864.
Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Chief of Staff:
GENERAL: I have been fighting these guerrillas for some days past, capturing 1 (sent to General Wright's headquarters) and killing 6. I have lost 1 lieutenant killed, 1 lieutenant missing, and 2 men missing. I have ordered out a squadron to scour the country in that direction.
T. M. BRYAN, JR.,
ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,
July 9, 1864-9.20 p.m.
The corps will move at once to City Point, there to embark for Washington, in the following order: First, Second Division; second, First Division; third, trains and Artillery Brigade. The pickets will be withdrawn under direction of Brigadier-General Grant, as soon as relieved by other troops, and will follow the corps to City Point. The trains and artillery will not accompany the corps, but will be parked in the vicinity of City Point, the former under charge of the chief quartermaster of the corps and the latter under charge of the chief of artillery. General Russell will cause the three companies of the Second Connecticut Artillery, ordered to report to Colonel Tompkins, to do so to-night, and they will compose the guard for the artillery and trains.
By command of Major-General Wright:
C. G. WHITTELSEY,
ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS,
July 9, 1864-10.30 p.m.
This division will move at once, following the Second Division. Order of march: Second Brigade, Third Brigade, First Brigade. The