[Inclosure Numbers 1.]
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, August 27, 1864.
COMMANDING OFFICER CONFEDERATE CAVALRY, At Reams' Station:
SIR: Understanding that there are unburied dead of the U. S. forces on the field at Reams' Station, I have the honor to request that burial parties from my command may be allowed to go to Reams' Station for the purpose of burying such dead as may there be found, and this done, return within my lines.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
D. McM. GREGG,
Commanding Cavalry, Army of the Potomac.
HEADQUARTERS HAMPTON'S CAVALRY DIVISION, August 27, 1864.
Respectfully referred to Major-General Hampton, commanding cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia.
M. C. BUTLER,
[Iclosure Numbers 2.]
HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, August 27, 1864.
GENERAL: Your letter of this date asking that "burial parties might be allowed to go to Reams' Station, for the purpose of burying such dead as may there be found," has been referred to me. I cannot accede to this request, but I have ordered all your dead to be buried. Your wounded have been collected, and they are under charge
of your surgeons.
I am, respectfully,
Major-General, Commanding Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF N. C. AND SOUTH, VA.,
September 2, 1864.
I. Paragraph VIII, Special Orders, Numbers 17,* current series,from these headquarters, is hereby modified to read as follows: The limits of the First Military District are hereby extended so as to include all that part of this department between the James, Roanoke, and Dan Rivers, excluding the defenses immediately around Richmond on south side of James Fiver.
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By command of General Beauregard:
GEORGE WM. BRENT,
Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
*See Vol. XXXVI, Part III, p. 865.