War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0381 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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crossing Hatcher's Run at W. Perkins'. You will leave with General Warren a regiment of cavalry and a supply train, with one and a half day's forage and your reserve ammunition. This train will accompany General Warren, taking post at J. Hargrave's. You will notify General Warren of all that occurs, and in the event of an engagement you ill take your orders from him. The troops detailed for this expedition will be rationed for four days form to-morrow morning. You will take with you such of your pickets as you may deem it advisable to relieve. Two contraband have come in to-night and have reported Butler's brigade, of Lee's cavalry, has been to North Carolina

A. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

P. S.-General Warren's route has been changed to down the Halifax road to Rowanty Creek Post-Office, and then direct to the crossing of the Rowanty Creek at W. Perkins'.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, OFFICER OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, February 4, 1865.

Major-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward you, by orderly, G. W. Wells, Nineteenth Mississippi, the rebel deserter whom you requested might be sent to your headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

PH. SCHUYLER,

Captain, Fourteenth Infantry, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION, February 4, 1865.

Bvt. Major General A. S. WEBB,

Chief of Staff, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: I have seen the deserter sent me by Captain Schuyler. Please inform General Meade that Mahone's division in going to Belfield followed the road which he (General [Meade]) thinks the wagon trains take in going to Petersburg. On the entire road this man saw but twenty-five wagons, and these in small train hauling forage. This man says his command went within four miles of Belfield, and form Burgess's Mill to that point he saw no troops, cavalry or infantry. There were no troops at Dinwiddie Court-House.

Very respectfully,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brevet Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding Second Division.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, February 4, 1865.

Brevet Major-General GREGG,

Commanding Second Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward you, with the bearer, a colored man who has just come in from Jarratt's Station, and [who], in