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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

September 20, 1864

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report all quiet along the line picketed by the cavalry. In obedience to your instructions I have ordered Colonel Smith to extend his line to the Blackwater (at Two Bridges) and General Kautz to connect at that point, and picket to James River at a point between Coggins' Point and Wind-Mill Point, and to cover all roads and to patrol in order to arrest all deserters. This order will be carried our this morning; when completed I will report the facts.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. E. DAVIES, JR.,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 20, 1864-12 m. (Received 12.10 p.m.)

General H. E. DAVIES,

Commanding Cavalry:

The commanding general desires to have a more complete report from General Kautz than that just sent in by you. He wishes to have General Kautz make a full report of the operations of his command from the commencement to the termination of the recent raid of the enemy, together with a statement of his losses, and it is requested that the report be sent in with as little delay as practicable.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 20, 1864-1.15 p.m.

Brigadier-General DAVIES,

Commanding Cavalry, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you concentrate your division and be prepared for immediate movement. General Warren will be directed to send back to you the detachment of 200 men serving with him, and relieve your pickets as far as south of the Gurley house. General Parke will relieve them from that point to the plank road, and General Hancock will relieve them from the plank road to the vicinity of Davenport Church. General Kautz will be charged by you with watching the line from the vicinity of Davenport Church to the James River. Every available man must be brought into the ranks.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 20, 1864-8.30 p.m. (Received 8.50 p.m.)

Brigadier-General DAVIES,

Commanding Cavalry, Army of the Potomac:

(Through headquarters Second Corps.)

The commanding general instructs me to say that the immediate necessity for your movement no longer exists, and directs that you