War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0410 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

February 5, 1865-4.20 p.m. (Received 5.30 p.m.)

Major-General WARREN,

Commanding Fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I have been at Dinwiddie Court-House. There are but few wagons passing on the Boydton plank road. All (eighteen) that I could hear of I captured. A division of infantry that had been camped four miles above Dinwiddie Court-House, on the plank road, broke camp this morning and went to Petersburg. I am now moving back to Malone's Crossing of the Rowanty, where I will bivouac and report to General Meade. This point is on the military road, two miles and a half from the Vaughan road. The roads are so bad that my command can scarcely get along at all.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. McM. GREGG,

Brevet Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding Second Cavalry Division.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 5, 1865-9.35 p.m.

Brevet Major-General GREGG:

GENERAL: I am directed to furnish you with the following, just received from Major-General Meade.*

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 5, 1865-10.30 p.m.

Major-General GREGG,

Commanding Cavalry:

At 6.25 p.m. to-day orders were sent to you to report with your command to Major-General Warren, on the road to Dinwiddie Court-House. General Warren is to move up at once to report to Major-General Humphreys at the crossing of the Vaughan road and Hatcher's Run. You are to get his trains to their old camp with such a force as may be thought necessary to guard them, and to report with the remainder of your cavalry to General Warren. General Humphreys' right is attacked by A. P. Hill's corps, and to-morrow Hill is to [be] driven in. You will receive orders from General Humphreys after the junction of the Second Corps. General Humphreys repulsed the enemy.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH,

Portsmouth, Va., February 5, 1865.

Colonel LEWIS:

COLONEL: Send a part of fifty men to Isle of Wight Court-House, under charge of a competent officer, with instructions to send a strong patrol toward Smithfield to co-operate with General Graham, who will

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*See Webb to Warren, 9 p.m., p. 402.

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