War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0012 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 1, 1864.

Brigadier-General TORBERT,

Commanding First Cavalry Division, City Point, Va.:

The general commanding directs that you stop shipping your artillery, and that you embark your cavalry as rapidly as possible.

Very respectfully,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, McCann's, near Norfolk Railroad, August 1, 1864.

Brigadier General J. H. WILSON,

Commanding Third Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that [you] move one of the brigades of your division over to Lee's Mill early to-morrow morning and relieve General Kautz's division, now picketing in that vicinity. General Kautz will hand over, for the guidance of the commanding officer of the brigade detailed by you, his instructions on this subject.

Very respectfully, &c.,

JAS. W. FORSYTH,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, August 1, 1864-5 a. m.

Brigadier-General Chapman, commanding Second Brigade, will move with his command to Lee's Mill at once and relieve General Kautz's division, now picketing in that vicinity. General McIntosh, commanding First Brigade, will relieve the regiment of the Second Brigade on picket here with one of his regiments, and the former, upon being relieved, will proceed to Lee's Mill to join its brigade.

By command of Brigadier-General Wilson:

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, August 1, 1864.

Brigadier General G. WEITZEL,

Acting Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The signal officer at the Water Battery reports at 7.25 a. m. that a train of fifty-four wagons and ten ambulances has just crossed Chaffin's farm, going west. The signal officer at Spring Hill reports that at 4.45 a. m. a train passed the Junction toward Richmond.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.