HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, November 19, 1864-8.45 p. m.
Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS,
Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that a scouting party sent yesterday to Disputanta met a scouting [party] of the enemy, and in a skirmish one of our men was killed and four were missing. Upon the return of the scouting party another of increased strength was sent out; this party went about seven miles beyond Disputanta, and there met a scouting party of the enemy. Of the enemy, three were killed and two captured. Our loss was four horses killed. The party has just returned.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
D. McM. GREGG,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Second Division.
CITY POINT, VA., November 19, 1864-3 p. m. (Received 8 p. m.)
All quiet to this hour. The enemy have got a portion of the picket-line near Ware Bottom Church, but have made no farther advance.
B. F. BUTLER,
BROADWAY LANDING, VA., November 19, 1864.
Headquarters Army of the Potomac:
General Benham informs me that he understands that the Artillery Reserve trains are to be ordered to the front. If so, if the company of foot artillery accompany them the ten siege guns in position at City Point will be left without cannoneers. I would therefore request that a company be ordered to report to me to serve them, or that they may be removed from the line. I have no available men for them.
HENRY L. ABBOT,
Colonel First Connecticut Artillery, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, November 19, 1864.
Colonel H. L. ABBOT,
The company of heavy artillery is not to be withdrawn.
HENRY J. HUNT,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery.
FORT BRADY, VA., November 19, 1864.
Colonel H. L. ABBOT,
Commanding Siege Artillery:
COLONEL: Have the honor to report no trouble from the enemy's mortars to-day. Major Birney was here to try a few shots at the houses near the rebel battery that fires at Dutch Gap from just in rear of the point of woods;distance, 1,500 yards. Used two common shell to get the range. Struck the chimney the first time, and made a perceptible