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low will either assault what he supposes to be the left, or attack with a regiment. Shortly, in the way of reconnaissance, I will try and carry out your views, but doubt whether anything can be done, though it is possible we may frighten the enemy into abandoning his line or re-enforcing it. The troops are very tired, having no rest since night before last, and with no opportunity of making cafe. What is not done this afternoon cannot be done to-night. I would have accomplished more except for the weariness of my command this morning, consequent on the fatiguing march.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK,

Major-General.

(Duplicate to General Meade.)

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 27, 1864-4.17 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Army Corps:

I have one division on the road from New Market to Long Bridge, on the left of the enemy's line. I will get the intersection of the Central road to Richmond and this road if possible, and immediately. I am not very far from the right of your line.

Very respectfully,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 27, 1864-4.40 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Army Corps:

GENERAL: The Second U. S. Cavalry charged the enemy, who occupied very high and open ground, run them off, and are now driving them most gallantly to the rear of the line in your front.

Very respectfully,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 27, 1864-5 p. m.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding Second Army Corps:

GENERAL: The First U. S. Cavalry advanced down the road and met your picket-line on the Long Bridge and New Market road, and made connection. The Second U. S. Cavalry and First New York Cavalry [Draggons] supported, are following up the enemy to the left and rear of their infantry line in the direction of Richmond.

Very respectfully,

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

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