War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 0920 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

December 9, 1864.

Bvt. Brigadier General J. IRVIN GREGG,

Commanding 2nd Brigadier, 2nd Cav. Div., Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: As you are required to be at General Warren's headquarters at 6 a.m. to-morrow, the general commanding directs that you move your brigade at 4.30 a.m. Genera. Warren's headquarters are about three miles back on the road to Jarratt's Station.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. TAYLOR,

Major and Inspector, Second Cav. Div., Army of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 9, 1864-12.15 a.m.

Colonel KERWIN,

Commanding Cavalry:

The commanding general directs me to inform you that a division of infantry will be sent out at daylight in the morning to force the passage of Hatcher's Run at the Vaughan road, and to direct that the movement of the cavalry under your command be in conjunction with it, and that you will report to the officer in command of the infantry and be subordinate to him. Major-General Humphreys will tell you who he is, and give you any instructions that may be necessary if any different from those you have.

By command of Major-General Meade:

WILLIAM RIDDLE,

Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

December 9, 1864-1.55 a.m.

Colonel KERWIN,

Commanding Cavalry:

The commanding general directs that you move out to-morrow morning on the Vaughan road instead of the Halifax road, and report to Major-General Miles, commanding First Division of this corps, who will move on the same road with his division.

By order of Major-General Humphreys:

September CARNCROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 9, 1864-3.15 a.m.

Colonel KERWIN,

Commanding Cavalry:

I am directed by the major-general commanding to inform you that you will receive orders from Major-General Humphreys to move on the Vaughan road instead of the Halifax road, as before ordered.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, &c.,

WILLIAM RIDDLE,

Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.