War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1140 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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to occupy the intersection of Squirrel Level road with Poplar Spring Church road, and General Parke to try and open a route across below Poplar Spring Church to Miss Pegram's.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

September 30, 1864-12.10 p. m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I am on the Vaughan road. The enemy made some opposition to my advance. In the affair last evening General Hampton commanded. Generals W. H. F. Lee and Butler were present. The enemy moved back after dark in the direction of the Rowanty.

Yours, respectfully,

D. MCM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Second Division.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

September 30, 1864.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I left one strong regiment on the plank road to watch the t road and toward Reams' Station. The pickets fell back to the Rowanty, and I cannot discover that Hampton's force has moved north of that stream. There are several roads on my left, to hold which and toward Reams' Station requires considerable expenditure of my command.

Yours, respectfully,

D. MCM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Second Division.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 30, 1864-4.15 p. m.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Cavalry:

The major-general commanding directs that you move up a brigade by the route you followed yesterday, communicate with General Parke, and look out for his left, and endeavor to get on the Boydton plank road. General Parke is moving out northwest from Peebles' to strike the plank road about A. Boisseau's. You can send back and bring up forage to-night.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

September 30, 1864-5.20 o'clock.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have sent General Davies' brigade (which was at once available) to carry out your instructions on General Parke's left.