HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., CAVALRY CORPS,
September 25, 1864.
Captain H. C. WEIR,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Division, Cavalry Corps:
Major McCabe, commanding pickets, sends the following:
At 2 a. m. there was an attack made on the pickets on the Lee's Mill road by a dismounted party numbering twelve men, who came from the rear. I had two men wounded and lost one horse. Since then all has been quiet.
At daylight I sent a party of the First Maine Cavalry along the line of the Thirteenth Pennsylvania, with directions to make a thorough search for the party above mentioned. Have not yet heard from it.
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,
September 25, 1864.
Colonel C. H. SMITH,
Commanding Second Brigade, Second Division:
COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you re-establish your picket-line, as it was two weeks, ago between the plank road and a point which will be designated by Major Taylor, as that at which connection will be made with the left of the line of the First Brigade. If the line from General Kautz's right to the point at which you will connect with the First Brigade can be established with 800 men do not employ more. Report to these headquarters the establishment of your new line.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. C. WEIR,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,
September 25, 1864-11 a. m.
Washington, D. C.:
The Atlantic and Baltic steamers, being sea-going steamers, are needed for the public service between now and the 10th of October, which service is approved by the lieutenant-general. I am unwilling to take the boats without consulting your department. Please have them temporarily turned over to my quartermaster.
BENJ. F. BUTLER.
GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF VA. AND N. C.,
Numbers 112. In the Field, September 25, 1864.
Major George S. Dodge, having been assigned by the War Department for duty as chief quartermaster of the James, with the rank of colonel, is hereby-announced as such.
By command of Major-General Butler:
R. S. DAVIS,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.