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you sent yesterday is covering the railroad party engaged in destroying the railroad from Blick's south toward Reams' Station. The commanding general desire you to move out to the Weldon railroad with your force and co-operate with General Warren, under whose orders the destruction of the railroad was commenced. If,in your judgment, any part of Kautz's division should return to this side of the Blackwater you can send them.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

August 21, 1864-4.45 p.m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that my headquarters are on the plank road below McCann's.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Second Division.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Six-Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 21, 1864-5.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General GREGG, Commanding Cavalry:

The major-general commanding directs that you move your brigade to this vicinity and cover the left of the army with your division, leaving Kautz's division to cover from the plank road to the James. Colonel Spear, who is in command of the cavalry now here, is at the Perkins house, about a mile below this, on the Weldon railroad.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

The cross roads are impracticable for wagons and artillery.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, August 21, 1864-6 a.m.

Colonel STEDMAN:

You will move your command out at once along the railroad and make disposition to cover the party at work destroying it now about a mile south from here. Colonel Spear's cavalry is out yet, and I have no report since I saw you yesterday.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, August 21, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER, Commanding:

General Ord has extended so as to hold a greater front to relieve as many as possible of the Army of the Potomac to go to General Warren's support. To hold what he now does, two or three more batteries ought to be sent to him. Have you got them to spare? If so, send them. Two will probably be enough.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.