HDQRS. DEPT. OF WASHINGTON,
TWENTY-SECOND ARMY CORPS, No. 215.
August 30, 1864.
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2. The One hundred and fourth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters, is hereby assigned to De Russy's division, and will be reported without delay to Brigadier-General De Russy, commanding, for duty.
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By command of Major-General Augur:
C. H. RAYMOND,
ALEXANDRIA, August 30, 1864.
(Received 8.50 p. m.)
Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General:
COLONEL: I have information that Mosby intends attacking my pickets to-night. I have sent forty men to re-enforce them.
H. H. WELLS,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Provost-Marshal-General.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE,
Near Fort Buffalo, Va., August 30, 1864.
Major G. G. HORTON,
Commanding Sixteenth New York Cavalry:
MAJOR: You will proceed with your command immediately, and without stopping to get rations or forage, direct to Gum Spring, and there endeavor to join Major Waite, Eighth Illinois Cavalry. If you do not find him, go on to Aldie; and if you do not there meet him, push on still further, and as long as there remains a probability of overtaking his party with safety to your own. You will find Captain Washburne, of your regiment, at either Gum Spring or Aldie, with rations and forage for you for three days. The inclosed instructions are for your information. Major Waite will leave Gum Spring to-day at 10 o'clock on his way to Aldie. In order to make sure of finding Major Waite, it would be well to send some couriers ahead to let him know of your coming. Lose no time in getting started from this camp.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
EDWIN Y. LANSING,
First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,
August 30, 1864-11.15 p. m.
The following from General Sheridan is sent for the information and guidance of division commanders and the corps officer of the day;
HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,
Charlestown, August 30, 1864-10 p. m.
Commanding Sixth Corps:
I am directed by the major-general commanding to inform you that the reports received from General Torbert this evening are to the effect that the whole rebel