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the works of General Foster. This unexpected delay may materially interfere with the success of the cavalry operations, as I cannot get away from here for some time. Have you any further instructions?

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 27, 1864-7.50 p. m. (Received 8.20 p. m.)

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

With General Torbert's division I advanced this p. m. on the right of the infantry line and drove the enemy from the Long Bridge and New Market roads and across that road. The New Market road, Central road, and Charles City road are occupied by the enemy. If am to go on I can go on the Long Bridge road and cross the Chickahominy at Bottom's Brigade. Colonel Comstock, aide-de-camp, said to me to-day that I should not go until enemy were driven, inside of fortifications at Chaffin's farm. The enemy's infantry is very long and extends over to Charles City road. I do not know when the enemy will be driven into the works at Chaffin's farm.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

(Forwarded to General Grant.)

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

July 27, 1864.

General WILLIAMS:

Major-General Sheridan desires me to say for him that it will be impossible for him to relieve the two regiments of the Second Division-First New Jersey and the First Pennsylvania. The Third Indiana will go to-morrow if possible.

C. KINGSBURY, Jr.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 27, 1864- 2 a. m.

Brigadier-General WILSON,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

The order for the remainder of your division to move up to vicinity of Prince George Court-House supposed you would leave what guard might be absolutely necessary for your trains.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS, FIRST Brigadier, THIRD DIV., CAVALRY CORPS,

July 27, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I inclose to you a picket report* from Lieutenant-colonel Bacon, Fifth New York Cavalry, who commands that part of the picket

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*Not found.

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