War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0196 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, July 12, 1864-1.50 p.m.

[General A. E. BURNSIDE:]

GENERAL: I am provoked to find that Lieutenant Spencer incorrectly reported the statement of Captain Alberger with reference to the cars. Fearing a mistake, I sent for the captain, who says the cars were running below Petersburg - that is, on the south side, and going and coming continually from about 10 o'clock till after daylight.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 12, 1864-7.45 a.m.

Brigadier-General FERRERO, Commanding Division Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you report to Major-General Warren, commanding Fifth Corps, for instructions in your present position and be under his orders.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 12, 1864.

General D. McM. GREGG, Commanding Second Division, Cavalry Corps:

MY DEAR GREGG: I learned last night that the object in calling on one division of cavalry was to make a reconnaissance to ascertain the whereabouts of Hill's corps, and that you would not be out for more than two or three days. I send O'Keeffe out with this; if he joins you write me the news; also, if any water can be obtained on the left of the infantry, except at Lee's Mill.

Yours, truly,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, July 12, 1864-7.30 a.m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS, Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: My command is massing at this point on the plank road, where Colonel Bryan's regiments are. The dam at Sturdivant's Mill is entire dry, and I am not able to find any water for my horses. I will water my artillery horses here. I do not learn that any water for a large number of horses can be found at Lee's Mill.

Yours, respectfully,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 12, 1864-7.45 a.m.

Brigadier-General GREGG, Commanding Cavalry Division:

Deserters and scouts report this morning that Hill's corps or a part of it moved down the Weldon railroad yesterday, and that one division