War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0589 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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Harmony, assistant inspector-general, was sent in the direction of Wood's Shop and Reams' Station. The party surprised six of the enemy near Wood's Shop while at a house getting dinner. Five made their escape by taking to the woods; one was captured. Subsequently, one other prisoners was taken and the two brought in. The party also drove in eleventh head of cattle.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. SMITH,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, Va., November 10, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

City Point:

A small party of the enemy's cavalry made a dash on our pickets near Full's Mills and the junction of the Charles City and Long Bridge roads. They were soon repulsed without loss.

ALF. H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., November 10, 1864.

Major-General TERRY,

Army of the James:

The enemy have a cavalry force at Hopewell Church, probably sent there to prevent such raids as that of last week. If your cavalry is it good condition I think it would be well to drive them out. As large a force as you can send should go for that purpose.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HDQRS, TENTH ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF THE JAMES,

In the Field, Va., November 10, 1864.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The cavalry are good condition and about 1,500 men could be taken out. Is the Hopewell Church referred to the one north of the York River Railroad, about two miles from Tunstall's Station and six miles from White House?

ALF. H. TERRY,

Brevet Major-General.

CITY POINT, November 10, 1864. (received 5.40 p. m.)

Major-General TERRY:

The Hopewell Church referred to is about two miles from Jones' Bridge. I don't want the cross the Chickahominy, but to get out near to it and above Jones' Brigade, sweeping down from there to below the brigade.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.