War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0868 OPERATIONS IN SE.VA. AND N.C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, September 16, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Upon the information in your last communication,* I will move all the available force of this division down the Jerusalem plank road, instructing General Kautz to move out in pursuit, with a view to cutting them off between here and the river.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. E. DAVIES, JR.,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 16, 1864-10.15 a.m.

(Received 10.30 a.m.)

Brigadier-General DAVIES,

Commanding Cavalry, near Williams' House:

A brigade of infantry and a battery of artillery has been sent to General Kautz. He reports that he will move with all his available force against the enemy in the direction of Sycamore Church, leaving the infantry at Prince George Court-House.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 16, 1864-12 m.

(Received 1 p.m.)

Brigadier-General DAVIES,

Commanding Cavalry:

General Hancock is directed to send a strong brigade of infantry and a battery of artillery down the plank road as far as the branch road to Reams' Station to cover the flank and rear of your cavalry during its operations. The commander will be directed to report to you if he should find you; if not, to post his troops according to his own judgment.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, September 16, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Your dispatch have been received, and a later one from General Kautz stating part of his picket-line has been cut off. I have sent one brigade down the Jerusalem plank road to cover it as far as the Nottoway River. With the other and Kautz's command I shall move through Prince George Court-House toward Cocke's Mill, and scout the country between the James and Blackwater.

Respectfully,

H. E. DAVIES, JR.,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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*See 9.20 a.m., p.856.

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