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HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 5, 1864. (Received 9.10 p. m.)

General MEADE:

I have no fire or light balls, but will take what measures I can to prevent a lodgment according to your suggestions.

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

August 5, 1864.

General BUTLER:

Colonel Stedman's wound is very severe. Can he not be recommended by telegraph for a brevet brigadier?

E. O. C. ORD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 5, 1864.

Brigadier General A. V. KAUTZ,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you make the following dispositions of your command, viz: One regiment, as at present, to be posted at Sycamore Church; one regiment to be posted at Zion Church. From this regiment a strong picket to be posted at the point where you at present connect with the Second Division. Pickets will also be sent to the right to the cross-roads about one mile south of Zion Church. All roads leading to Prince George Court-House will be covered by patrols or vedettes. The remaining regiments of your division will be kept in camp near Birchett's.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. KINGSBURY, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS,

August 6, 1864-12 m.

Major-General MEADE:

The following is sent for your information:

The signal officer on the Spring Hill station reports that at 11.45 about 1,000 cavalry and eighty ambulances and wagons passed the Junction on a road beyond the turnpike going toward Richmond.

Respectfully,

B. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH CORPS,

August 6, 1864.

General BUTLER:

Did you telegraph to General Grant about the reported movement of rebel troops toward Richmond to-day?

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

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