War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1106 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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five men; appeared to e cavalry, as they had no arms, and horses were picketed int heir vicinity. The pits in front of works unoccupied. He was able to seen about half a mile for their work and only the five men on the line.

EDWD. FERRERO,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 29, 1864.

General PARKE:

I have the honor to report that I made a reconnaissance in force with Twenty-seventh U. S. Colored Troops, 750 strong; discovered their main line in rear of the one seen by the officer this morning. They have a strong line of works, with two forts plainly visible from the point reached by my force, filled with troops. Did not advance, not deeming it advisable. have returned to camp.

EDWD. FERRERO.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

September 29, 1864-7 a. m. (Received 8.15 a. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I am moving on the Wyatt road hoping to find some cross-road by which I can get to the Vaughan road and across to the Rowanty Creek. I have sent a force to dash upon Rams' Station to drive off or capture what is there. I cannot find a road to the Rowanty I will demonstrate toward Poplar Spring Church or wherever I find the enemy.

D. MCM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 29, 1864-8.30 a. m. (Sent 9.05 a. m.)

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Cavalry on the Wyatt Road:

(Through Fifth Corps Headquarters.)

Your dispatch of 7 a. m. just received. Probably you may not be able to pass out on the Poplar Spring Church road beyond the Squirrel Level road as the enemy have rifle-pits there across Peebles' field and a battery under cover. If you do not move on the roads leading south-west from the Vaughan road you may find cross-roads or get across the country south of the Poplar Spring road.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

September 29, 1864-9.30 a. m. (Received 1 p. m.)

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

A citizen reports General Hampton reviewing his cavalry to-day about three miles west of Reams' Station. Drove the enemy's cavalry