War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0204 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, August 15, 1864.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that General Ingalls will have forage at this point for your command to-day.

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

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 15, 1864-8 a.m. (Received 9.15 a.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

GENERAL: We are getting along and driving the enemy on the Charles City road. I think my advance is within a mile of White's Tavern. I have the body of General Chambliss, killed a few minutes ago. I am having some loss, but not very considerable.

Yours, respectfully,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 15, 1864. (Received 1.15 p.m.)

Major-General HANCOCK:

GENERAL: The enemy are making a spirited advance, but are held by one of my brigades dismounted. I have two regiments at the intersection of the Charles City, New Market, and Quaker roads. This force finds the enemy on the Charles City road in their front. I think Hampton's division of cavalry has arrived. A prisoner, whom I forwarded, told me that a large force of cavalry, which he believed to be Hampton's, was on the Charles City road about six miles from Richmond, and that infantry was at the same point.

Yours, respectfully,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, August 15, 1864.

General GREGG:

The following, just received from General Birney, is communicated for your information:

I have just returned from a reconnaissance. Have attacked the enemy's cavalry on the left of Gregg's brigade in flank and am driving them. Have ordered Avery's cavalry also to attack. I am driving them.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.