War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0708 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

September 5, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quiet on the line of the Second Cavalry Division. During the night small parties of the enemy, dismounted, threatened General Kautz's line in the vicinity of the railroad. I think the enemy toward the river are guerrillas who have in view in their operations small captures.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. MCM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 5, 1864-11 a. m.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Cavalry:

A dispatch from the lieutenant-general commanding armies in the filed states that Colonel Spear reports that the enemy made his appearance at several points between Sycamore Church and Cocke's Mill this morning, and directs that a brigade of cavalry be sent there immediately to drive what force the enemy has there completely off. The commanding general directs that you send the force named and for the purpose designated. The additional regiment sent there yesterday should count as part of the brigade.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

September 5, 1864-6 p. m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quiet on the cavalry lines. General Kautz reports that he dismounted men who have for some days been prowling about his lines are there for the purpose of capturing horses. This learned from a prisoner captured from First North Carolina Cavalry.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. MCM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Cavalry.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF VA. AND N. C.,

Numbers 244.

In the Filed, September 5, 1864.

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III. Major-General Birney, commanding Tenth Army Corps, will order the Twenty-second U. S. Colored Troops to proceed immediately to Fort Powhatan, and relieve the regiment of 100-days' men now on duty at that place. The regiment of 100-days' men on being relieved