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HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 7, 1865. (Received 6.27 p. m.)

Major-General WEBB,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that I have two brigades [of] this division on the Halifax road at the junction with the Wyatt road, with one regiment near Rowanty Post-Office, picketing toward Gravelly Run and Ream's Station. I have sent a regiment on a scout to and beyond Rames' Station, to ascertain if there is any movement of enemy in that direction. My command will be supplied with forage and rations to-night.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. MCM. GREGG,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 7, 1865-9.35 a. m.

Brevet Major-General GREGG,

Commanding Cavalry:

The major-general commanding desires you to at once relieved General Sickel's brigade, and direct him to report to General Griffin. He desires you to hold the portion of the line now held by Sickel's brigade.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Brevet Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

February 7, 1865-2.15 p. m.

Colonel KERWIN,

Commanding Second Brigade:

The major-general commanding direct you to send a force of 300 men, mounted or dismounted (as you may deem proper), down the Vaughan road and drive the enemy all they can, and, if possible, over Gravelly Run. If this force is attacked by a force of the enemy greater than they can stand, they will fall back on the main boyd. Please report the result as soon as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Brevet Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY,

February 7, 1865-7.30 p. m.

Captain JOHN B. MAITLAND,

Asst. Adjt. General, Second Brigade, Second Cavalry Division:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that, in accordance with orders from headquarters Second Brigade, Second Cavalry Division, I moved with my regiment out the Vaughan road at 1 p. m., striking the enemy's pickets half a miles this side of the bridge across Gravelly Run, driving tehm at the jump to the creek, and by a quick flank movement of

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