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HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

August 17, 1864.

Captain ROBERT A. HUTCHINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps:

I have the honor to report that nothing of importance has occurred on my line during the last twelve hours. My men have been busy repairing the lines.

Very respectfully,

O. B. WILLCOX,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 17, 1864.

Major-General HANCOCK,

Commanding:

GENERAL: I have received the accompanying communication from Major General W. F. Lee, Confederate cavalry. Please instruct me as to a reply.

Yours, respectfully,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 17, 1864.

General GREGG, or

OFFICER COMMANDING FEDERAL CAVALRY:

GENERAL: I am led to believe, from statements of prisoners captured yesterday, that Brigadier General J. R. Chambliss of my command may have been killed during the action. Should such prove to be the fact, I have the honor to request that you will inform me whether any arrangement may be effected by which I may obtain possession of his body.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. F. LEE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

August 17, 1864.

Major General W. H. F. LEE,

Commanding Confederate Cavalry:

GENERAL: In reply to your communication of this date, I have to reply that in the action of yesterday Brigadier General J. R. Chambliss was killed. The body will be delivered at Fussell's Mill between the hours of 4 and 6 this p. m. If, however, it should not be found practicable to exhume it the accompanying description of the place of burial will enable the friends of General chambliss, at a subsequent period, to find his grave.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.