War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0615 Chapter LIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

November 13, 1864-11.45 a. m.

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that yesterday Captain H. S. Thomas, First Pennsylvania Cavalry, made a scout several miles beyond Disputant. He found no force of the enemy, but reports having killed five of the enemy's scouts or guerrillas.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of volunteers, Commanding Second Division.

CITY POINT, VA., November 13, 1864.

Major-General TERRY:

I am going to Fort Monroe. Will be absent until to-morrow evening.

Should anything occur you will receive orders from General Meade.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

November 14, 1864.

SIR: The commanding general directs that whenever opportunities for doing so present themselves you cause the accompanying copies of Special Orders, Numbers 126, of the 12th instant, from headquarters Armies of the United States* to be sent into the enemy's lines.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(To corps commanders and commander Second Cavalry Division.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

November 14, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Deserter from the Sixteenth Mississippi, Harris' brigade of Mahone's division, came into the lines of the Fifth Army Corps last evening. States that he left his brigade about two miles below Battery 45, near the Boydton plank road. All of Mahone's division moved to this vicinity several days ago, and are erecting winter quarters. Part of Harris' brigade went out on picket night before last and relieved some of Mahone's brigade; are picketing on Mahone's old line. Informant cannot locate and of Wilcox's division. Deserter from Thirteenth South Carolina, McGowan's brigade, Wilcox's division, came into the lines of the Ninth Army Corps last evening. Brigade has not changed its position since the last fight; is lying to the right of Lane's brigade.

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*Same as Special Orders, Numbers 82, August 28, 1864. See Part II, p. 555.

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