War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0660 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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in rear of main lines north-northwest from this station. AT 8.30 a.m. 200 cavalry, followed by twelve wagons, came from woods in front of large fort near Weldon railroad; passed on the east side of fort and took the road ruining westerly. Camps unchanged.

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

WM. S. STRYKER,

Acting Chief Signal Officer.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Numbers 86.

City Point, Va., September 2, 1864.

I. Brigadier General O. S. Ferry, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty in the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, and will report in person to Major General D. N. Couch, commanding Department of the Susquehanna. Captain H. L. Johnson, assistant adjutant-general volunteers, has permission to accompany him.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 238.

September 2, 1864.

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2. The location of the depot for the recuperation of weak and temporarily disabled cavalry horses, made by Major Elmer Otis, Fourth U. S. Cavalry, special inspector of cavalry for this army, is approved. The camp for dismounted cavalry will be at or near the depot established by Major Otis, and said camp s placed under the general superintendence of that officer.

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By command of Major-General Parke:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864-6.15 a.m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

The following report is just received:

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SECOND ARMY CORPS,

September 2, 1864.

Captain WILSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that officers in charge of the pickets inform me that there ahs been a movement on the part of the enemy toward their right.

Respectfully,

G. MOTT,

Brigadier-General.

WINF'D S. HANCOCK.