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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 19, 1864.

Colonel MORGAN,

Chief of Staff, Second Army Corps:

COLONEL: All quiet this morning. The enemy still holds the intersection of the New Market and Charles City roads. My pickets connect from Deep Run to Malvern Hill, running down the Charles city road to the Second Creek, thence by a road west and near the road to Wills' Church, and down the Quaker road to the Hill. In the affair of yesterday evening the dismounted cavalry held successfully the works at the intersection of the New Market and Charles City roads against the attack in front, and quit them only when the enemy had passed by the right and left to their rear. Last night the enemy fell back in rear of this line of works.

Very respectfully,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Second Division.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

August 19, 1864 - 8 a. m.

Colonel MORGAN,

Chief of Staff, Second Army Corps:

COLONEL: The intersection of the New Market and Charles City roads is held by my pickets.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Second Division.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

August 19, 1864.

[Brigadier-General GREGG:]

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you send a brigade of cavalry as soon as practicable to report to Major-General Meade. With your remaining force you must arrange to give early information of any movement of the enemy on our right. Please send me word how many men you have left for duty. If necessary a brigade of infantry can hold the cross-roads where you were attacked last night.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. MORGAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CORPS,

August 19, 1864 - 3 p. m.

General GREGG:

It is important that the brigade of cavalry should proceed without delay to the left for service with General Warren about the Weldon railroad. Lieutenant-General Grant said it was not necessary to wait for orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS A. WALKER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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