War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0931 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

September 19, 1864-3 p.m.

Brigadier-General BENHAM:

GENERAL: The reconnaissance in the vicinity of Sycamore Church has returned, and report that there has been no enemy in that vicinity since last Friday. There is nothing in my front except rebel scouts that annoy the pickets at times.

Very respectfully, &c.,

AUGUST V. KAUTZ,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

September 19, 1864-11.30 a.m.

Captain H. C. WEIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Cavalry Division:

CAPTAIN: The reports in from the picket-lines show all to be quiet along the line. Captain Speers, at Sycamore Church, reports the enemy in force in his front, but says they made no offensive demonstrations. I have directed Colonel Stedman to ascertain what this force is,and what it is doing there. My report of the scout on the 16th will be sent you this afternoon as soon as it can be prepared. All of the subordinate reports are not in yet. I will also transmit my report of the extend and nature of my line at the same time.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

AUGUST V. KAUTZ,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

September 19, 1864-12 m.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Captain Speers, stationed at Sycamore Church in his report this morning, reports the enemy in force in his front, but that they made no demonstration against his line last night, and that all is quiet. I have directed Colonel Stedman to ascertain more particularly the nature and strength of the enemy's force, and will probably know more about it this afternoon.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

AUGUST V. KAUTZ,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 19, 1864-12.35 p.m.

Brigadier-General KAUTZ,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: Your note of 12 m. was received with some surprise by the commanding general, as it was expected that the force sent you at 3 a.m. would have enabled you to make a strong reconnaissance from Sycamore Church this morning as it was sent for that purpose.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.