HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, July 30, 1864-2.55 p. m.
The order of this a. m. directing you to report at Lee's Mill with your division is revoked. The general commanding directs that you return to your old camp, reporting for orders to Major-general Butler.
JAS. W. FORSYTH,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION, July 30, 1864.
Major R. S. DAVIS, Assistant Adjutant-General:
MAJOR: Last evening (Friday) I received an order, dated the 27th instant, to report to General Birney on (Thursday) the morning of the 28th. It was of course impossible to comply with the order at the date of its reception. I returned to my camp here at 6 o'clock this morning, but have since received orders from General Sheridan to report to him at Lee's Mill, with two days' forage and three days' rations, and shall be ready to march soon after noon. I make this report for the information of the major-general commanding the department.
AUGUST V. KAUTZ,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Cavalry Division.
GENERAL BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, July 30, 1864.
Commanding Cavalry Division, on way to Lee's Mill:
(Care Major-General Humphreys, Chief of Staff.)
The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you will return to your old camp-ground and report to me.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
EASTVILLE, VA., July 30, 1864.
I have just received intelligence that Doctor Watson and Doctor West are now in Washington requesting that this shore be assigned to General Lockwood's command. I think it proper to inform you of this. A large majority of the people on the shore are opposed to such a change.
FRANK J. WHITE,
Major and Provost-Marshal.
HEADQUARTERS, July 30, 1864.
Lieutenant D. W. SHELLY,
Assistant Adjutant-Marshal, Fortress Monroe, Va.:
Some days since five or six men of one of the loyal North Carolina regiments were turned over to you by Colonel Shaffer, chief of staff. Send them as soon as possible to Brigadier-General Graham, Bermuda Hundred. Answer.
Captain and Provost-Marshal.
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