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them where you may think they can be of the most service? I will not change the Eighth Illinois Cavalry for the present. I will be here to-morrow.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, 22ND ARMY CORPS,

Washington, D. C., August 8, 1864.

Major WAITE,

Commanding on Upper Potomac, Poolesville, Md.:

General Sheridan reports that Mosby, with about 300 men, is at or near the Point of Rocks. Look out well for him.

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General, Commanding.

ALEXANDRIA, August 8, 1864.

(Received 7.50 p. m.)

Colonel TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: It is reported that three of the Sixteenth New York Cavalry stationed at Annandale were captured to-day near Burke's Station. Patrols report all quiet.

H. H. WELLS,

Lieutenant Colonel and Prov. Mar. General, Defenses South of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE,

Near Falls Church, Va., August 8, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report all quiet in this vicinity. A picket-post, supplied from the detachment of the Sixteenth New York Cavalry, at Annandale, consisting of one corporal and three men, stationed on the old Braddock road about three miles southwest of Annandale was surrounded and captured by a party of about fifteen rebels this morning between 5 and 6 o'clock. Four horses and three of the men were taken by the enemy. The corporal alone escaped to bring the tidings to camp. I have nothing to report from advance scouts.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. M. LAZELLE,

Colonel Sixteenth New York Cavalry, Comdg. Cavalry Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, D. C., August 8, 1864.

Brigadier-General GROVER,

Commanding Division, Nineteenth Corps:

GENERAL: Major-General Halleck directs the assignment of your division temporarily to the command of Major-General Augur, to whom you will report.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.