HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,
October 18, 1864-11 a. m.
I send you a marked article in the Richmond Enquirer,* which I think you had better read to your troops and ask them if they can't beat such cavalry as is therein described.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,
Mrs. Gay's House, October 18, 1864-3.30 p. m.
GENERAL: Your note and the Enquirer received. There has been no difficulty about the enemy's cavalry, except to meet them, with us. It has been our fortune to be opposed to infantry, artillery, and breast-works, almost without exception. If you will engage to keep the infantry off us, we will try and take care of their cavalry. I have been quite unwell since I last saw you, but trust I shall be out again before any movement takes place. I send the requisition of the Fourth Wisconsin Battery; requisitions for ordnance with an indorsement as to the state battery.
Very respectfully, &c,
AUGUST V. KAUTZ,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
October 19, 1864-12 m. (Sent 12.10 p. m.)
I have nothing particular to report. the Artillery firing last night was the shelling of the enemy's working parties in front of our extreme right. I am going to-day to ride over the lines recently constructed in front of City Point, after which, if not too late, I shall probably be at City Point.
GEO. G. MEADE,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,
City Point, Va., October 19, 1864.
I. The following-named regiments and detachments are hereby assigned to the Army of the Potomac, and will immediately report to Major General George G. Meade, commanding, for orders: One hundred and eighty-sixth New York Volunteers, Colonel Bradley Winslow; Thirty-ninth New Jersey Volunteers, Colonel Wildrick; One hundred and eighty-eight New York Volunteers, Major Davison, six companies; Eighteenth New Hampshire Volunteers, Captain A. K. Potter, five