War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0160 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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divisions to mass. After the troops are withdrawn the picket-line will be established nearly along the present line of breast-works, under special instructions to corps offices of the day. The wagons now with the command will be parked under the direction of Captain McEntee, assistant quartermaster, on the road from the Williams house to Wells' house, taken by the corps in moving to the present position.

By order of Major-General Hancock:

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 11, 1864-12.20 p.m.

Colonel BRYAN,

Commanding Cavalry Detachment:

Information received from deserters, indicating that Hill's corps moved last night, the commanding general directs that you send out scouting parties to ascertain whether it moved along the Weldon railroad or southward. These scouting parties should go to Reams' Station, Colonel Wyatt's,&c.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 11, 1864.

(Sent 1.30 p.m.)

Colonel BRYAN,

Commanding Cavalry Detachment:

General Sheridan was ordered yesterday to send out some cavalry along the old Norfolk road to look after guerrillas. It may be this cavalry. Are you certain the direction in which you hear the firing is Reams' Station?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 11, 1864-6.25 p.m.

Colonel BRAYN,

Commanding Cavalry Detachment:

Have you heard from any of your scouting parties? How long did the firing in the direction of Reams' Station continue? Have you heard anything further about it?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL BRIGADE, July 11, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The deserters came in my lines with the information, and I sent out scouts at once. Will send two more, as your ordered.

T. M. BRYAN, Jr.,

Colonel, Commanding.