War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0616 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 29, 1864 - 2.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General WILSON,

Commanding Cavalry Division, Jordan's Point:

(Care Brigadier-General Ingalls, City Point.)

The commanding general considers that not more than one regiment should remain north of the Blackwater and that be so posted as to be brought in rapidly to-morrow morning.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

July 29, 1864 - 3.15 p.m.

Brigadier-General WILSON,

Commanding Third Division, Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: Major-General Sheridan is ordered to move at dark to Lee's Mill, and at daylight against the enemy's troops defending Petersburg on their right by the roads leading to that town from the southward and westward. Your division will accompany him, and the commanding general directs that you be prepared to call in your patrols and pickets early to-morrow morning and move with the Cavalry Corps. You will send a staff officer to meet General Sheridan and receive his instructions.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,

Westbrook's House, July 29, 1864 - 6.30 p.m.

Major General P. H. SHERIDAN,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

I have been ordered to concentrate my division near the plank road and to communicate with you for orders. Captain Russell, whom I send with this, will give you all information in regard to the dispositions I have made at Light-House Point and north of the Blackwater. I will concentrate McIntosh as soon as your order it.

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Deep Bottom, July 29, 1864 - 7.45 p. m.

Brigadier-General WILSON,

Commanding Third Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that unless you have received instructions to the contrary from General Meade you will concentrate your division during the night at some point near Alley's house, the headquarters of the brigade that has been picketing the left of the army. General Sheridan will join you there to-night with the balance of the corps if it is possible to do so. Should you receive instructions from General Meade, obey them with the greatest promptitude. Keep a picket a force at Prince George Court-House.

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.