War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1053 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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11 A. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

The enemy have put one gun in front of open space. One regiment of infantry drilling in front of hospital tents.

J. Q. E[THEREDGE],

At D.

(Same to A. B.)

5.30 P. M.

Colonel B[RENT]:

All quiet this p.m. Ten six-horse wagons with several squads of cavalry just passed open space going to the front in Prince George. One gun-boat above pontoon.

J. Q. E[THEREDGE],

At D.

(Same to A. B.)

The enemy have just put one gun in position in the works to our right of Fort Clifton. It is a field piece.

H. W. HOLMAN,

Sergeant.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

No. 260. September 27, 1864.

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4. The following-mentioned regiments of dismounted cavalry, now serving as infantry, will report, with as little delay as practicable, to Brigadier General D. McM. Gregg, commanding Second Cavalry Division, who will cause the necessary requisition to be promptly made on the proper departments for the horses and equipments required to mount the regiments, viz: Second New York Mounted Rifles, Ninth Army Corps; Thirteenth Ohio Cavalry, Ninth Army Corps; Twenty-first Pennsylvania Cavalry, Fifth Army Corps.

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8. The execution of paragraph 4 of Special Orders, No. 260, of this date, requiring that the following-mentioned regiments of dismounted cavalry report to Brigadier General D. McM. Gregg, commanding second Cavalry Division, for the purpose of being mounted, is suspended for the present: Second New York Mounted Rifles, Ninth Army Corps; Twenty-fourth New York Cavalry, Ninth Army Corps; Thirteenth Ohio Cavalry, Ninth Army Corps; Twenty-first Pennsylvania Cavalry, Fifth Army Corps.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.