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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION, September 27, 1864.

Colonel SPEAR:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs me to inform you that, in accordance with instructions from headquarters Army of the Potomac, your brigade will be relieved this morning by Brigadier-General Davies, of the Second Cavalry Division. As soon as relieved you will concentrate your command at Prince George Court-House and there await further instructions from these headquarters.

Very respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,

M. J. ASCH,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION, September 27, 1864.

Colonel SPEAR:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you move your command to the ground it formerly occupied at Jones' Neck, but not to move from Prince George Court-house till 6 o'clock this evening.

Very respectfully,

M. J. ASCH,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., September 28, 1864-4.30 p.m. (Received 7 p.m.)

Brigadier General J. K. BARNES,

Surgeon-General:

I have called upon General Butler to know why he wanted the two ocean hospital steamers of which you telegraphed, but have received no reply. Until you hear from me on the subject you need not send them.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, September 28, 1864-11.30 a.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

A division of the Ninth Corps was this morning after daylight, and at places within view of the enemy, moved from near the Avery house to the Gurley house. No other movements or events of importance to report. I send a dispatch just received from Warren.* Peebles' farm is just north of Poplar Spring Church, the works being constructed are to hold the Squirrel Level road and the one next to it. I am coming in to see you as soon as I can get a train.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

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*See Warren to Humphreys,11 a.m.,p.1074.

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