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CONFIDENTIAL.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

August 4, 1864-5.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General McINTOSH,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: As soon as your brigade is relieved from picket duty by troops of the Second Division concentrate the command near these headquarters and proceed to make all necessary arrangements for embarking it at City Point, with all the new horses and transportation. The division will move from here by daylight. Instructions will be given the quartermaster of the division to collect the transportation now at Light-House Point. Please report to me in person at once.

Very respectfully,

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, August 4, 1864-6.30 p. m.

Brigadier-General CHAPMAN,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: As soon as your brigade is relieved from picket by Colonel Gregg concentrate it at McCann's house. Make all necessary arrangements to embark with all your men, horses, and wagons at City Point. The division will march at daylight to-morrow for that place. Please report to me in person at these headquarters at the earliest convenient moment.

Very respectfully,

J. H. WILSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, August 4, 1864.

Brigadier General GEORGE H. CHAPMAN,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: You will draw in your pickets at once without waiting to be relieved, and move with your command to the vicinity of McCann's, near the Norfolk railroad, as indicated in previous orders of to-day.

By command of Brigadier-General Wilson:

L. SIEBERT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, August 4, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

Headquarters, Bermuda Hundred:

There is no probability that the counties of Accomac and Northumberland [Northampton] will be separated from your command-certainly not with my assent. The application I have peremptorily refused and shall resist.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.