War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0422 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 6, 1865.

General HUMPHREYS:

Major Jay has returned, and the last dispatch in reference to Warren's division will be of no effect.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HATCHER'S RUN, February 6, 1865-2.30 a.m.

Major-General WEBB:

Your last dispatch, saying Major Jay had returned, and that last dispatch in reference to Warren's division will be of no effect, I do not understand. Please explain a little more.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 6, 1865-2.40 a.m. (Received 4 a.m.)

Major General A. A. HUMPHREYS:

Since Major Jay has returned, Warren need not send a division to the Wyatt house to guard the rear and the Halifax road. No cavalry but our own is there. Major Jay was captured by our men.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS,

February 6, 1865-2.40 a.m.

Major-General WEBB:

GENERAL: Mott left 150 men as pickets in the vicinity of the Tucker house to the Halifax road, which I will direct him to bring out. I might thin out Miles' picket-line from the vicinity of the Tucker house to the vicinity of Fort Cummings, but I do not think we could materially strengthen Miles by it. Mott is also to send into his camp and bring out every available man, except the convalescents who will perform guard duty. Smyth will do the same.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HATCHER'S RUN, February 6, 1865-6.40 a.m.

Major-General WEBB:

Everything remains quiet. The troops of the Sixth and Ninth Corps were got into position last night, and hold the line strongly to Fort Cummings, with strong reserves. Warren's infantry came up before morning and Gregg's cavalry are coming up now. All of Mott is now on the right of Smyth. Warren's commission is a little older than mine. I have communicated with him and expect [him] here. Two men of Davis' brigade, Heth's division, came in to Smyth after the