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HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

November 11, 1864.

Colonel M. KERWIN,

Commanding Second Brigade, Second Cavalry Division:

COLONEL: Intelligence from headquarters Army of the Potomac states that the enemy are moving toward our left and rear. You are directed to instruct your pickets to be very vigilant and report all movements of the enemy promptly.

By command of Brigadier General D. McM. Gregg:

A. H. BIBBER,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

Numbers 17.

In the Field, November 11, 1864.

General Orders, Numbers 15, from these headquarters, is hereby revoked. Commanders of brigades will be held responsible for the portion of the picket-line picketed by their brigade. The First Brigade will, in connection with its picket duty, patrol the road beyond Fussell's Mills to such distance as will render surprise of the picket-line from that direction impossible. The Second Brigade will patrol the Long Brigade road to such distance as will render surprise of its picket-line from that direction impossible.

By command of Colonel Robert M. West:

THEO. H. SCHENCK,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 11, 1864.

Major-General BUTLER,

New York City:

The Secretary of War directs that the troops taken to New York by you be returned to the field as promptly as possible. Acknowledge receipt, and report when the troops have embarked.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copy to Major-General Dix.)

NEW YORK CITY, November 11, 1864.

(Received 6.35 p. m.)

Brigadier General E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Telegram received. The troops shall be embarked as soon as transports can be had. Have sent for the regulars, who are on the border. Your telegram gives me no orders. I have some private business which will detain me until Monday. Will the Secretary allow my stay?

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General.