VI. Division commanders are requested to send in as speedily as possible a report showing the organization and designation of their brigades.
By command of Major-General Warren:
FRED. T. LOCKE,
HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS, September 12, 1864-9.30 a.m.
I have the honor to report quiet on my front during the last twenty-four hours.
JNO. G. PARKE,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 12, 1864.
Commanding Cavalry, Army of the Potomac:
I send you a copy of a statement* of deserters from the Tenth Virginia Cavalry. The major-general commanding thinks that a strong scouting force thrown out rapidly might capture and effectually disperse for a time the scouting parties of the enemy infesting the parts of the country indicated in the statement.
A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION, September 12, 1864.
Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quiet on the lines of the Second Division since last report. During the night a few shots were fired by the enemy on the pickets in front of the Gurley house. This occurs every night.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
D. McM. GREGG,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Second Division.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,
In the Field, September 12, 1864.
I have received the following dispatch from Deep Bottom:
Rebels say on this line that they attacked us at Reams' Station last night and were badly whipped.
Have you any information of it? Please answer.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
*See Babcock to Humphreys, September 11, p. 785.
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