War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0112 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 9, 1864- 8 a.m.

Colonel L. RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that all was quiet during the night, except a smart picket-firing on the working parties after 12 m.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

July 9, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I did not see the engineer officer on his return to-day from the front, but, from investigation since made, I am satisfied that the rifle-pit spoken of in my dispatch of 11 this a.m. will, if continued, enfilade a part of the line of the First Brigade. At the time of writing, 8.15 p.m., everything is very quiet along the line and further than the above no change.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 9, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: In reply to your telegram of yesterday, I have the honor respectfully to state that my command is recuperating very rapidly, but is not yet fit for hard work. If required for active duty at once, I can turn out about 9,000 men.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

July 9, 1864.

Colonel J. B. McINTOSH,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: I am directed by the brigadier-general commanding to say to you that you are authorized to send out three good scouts from your command to the Danville railroad for the purpose of ascertaining the extent of damage already repaired, and the general condition of the road at present; as also to gather all important information regarding the enemy's force, condition, and movements. The quartermaster is directed to furnish the men with fresh horses.

I remain, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.