War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0614 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

July 29, 1864. (Received 10.15 p. m.)

Brigadier-General INGALLS,

Chief Quartermaster, Armies of the United States:

Your dispatch received. The railroad party referred to by you are now on the south side of the James River. If the steamers are below the pontoon bridge they will be sent.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 29, 1864 - 9.15 p. m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

General Hancock is crossing his infantry in advance of my cavalry. I do not think I will have my command over the river until after day-light to-morrow. The right of my line now rests on Malvern Hill and extends to Riddell's Shop. This will enable you to form an idea of the time it will take to reach Lee's Mill with my corps. Not one movement's time will be lost.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 29, 1864 - 10 p.m.

Major-General SHERIDAN,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

The commanding general directs that you keep up connecticut with our left in the operations of to-morrow.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

DEEP BOTTOM, July 29, 1864 - 10.50 p. m.

(Received 3.30 a. m. 30th.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

In the orders received by me, directing certain operations for to-morrow, nothing is said concerning the cavalry division of General Kautz. Am I to understand that General Kautz is to accompany me or not?

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

ON BOARD HUNCHBACK,

Light-House Point, July 29, 1864 - 12.30 a. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel FORSYTH,

Chief of Staff, Cavalry Corps:

Agreeably to instructions I am on my way to Light-House Point, Captain Nichols, of the Mendota, having kindly sent me down on board this gun-boat. The officers of the boat inform me that at Wison's