War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0022 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, August 2, 1864-8 a. m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Prisoners captured inform me that the whole of Dearing's brigade was at or in rear of the point where the advance regiments were met; also, that at the point where the road followed by my brigade strikes the plank road, and for some distance below, the plank road is defended by earth-works occupied by infantry.

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Second Division.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 2, 1864-12 m.

Brigadier-General GREGG, Commanding Cavalry Corps:

I am instructed to say that rumors have reached the major-general commanding that a gun was lost by the cavalry in the recent operations on the north side of the James River. No official report of such fact was received by him, and he directs that you inquire into the matter and report the result, and if the rumor prove to be correct, you will report the circumstances attending the capture.*

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, August 2, 1864-8.20 a. m.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER, Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The signal officer at Spring Hill reports that at 8 a. m. fourteen wagons and four pieces of artillery passed the railroad junction toward Petersburg, and at 8.15 a. m. that twenty-four wagons passed toward Petersburg.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER, August 2, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER, Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: The following dispatch has just been received, and is respectfully forwarded:

SPRING HILL SIGNAL STATION, August 2, 1864-11.35 a. m.

Captain NORTON:

Five cars loaded with troops just passed the Junction toward Petersburg.

SIMONS,

Lieutenant and Signal Officer.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. NORTON,

Captain and Chief Signal Officer.

(Forwarded to General Grant.)

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*For reply, see Vol. XL, Part I, p. 614.

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