It is not unpleasant to work hard when results are encouraging; but when, after the most arduous labors, there are no results whatever, it is painful and disheartening to an officer who earnestly desires to do his whole duty.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAS. F. RUSLING,
Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, THIRD CORPS, December 7, 1862.
Respectfully forwarded for the information of the general commanding.
All the requisitions referred to were made in conformity with the circular from the office of the chief quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac, of October 22, 1862.
I have the required amount of subsistence and forage on hand. The principal part of my reserve artillery ammunition is at Aquia, where I have left it until I can obtain supply trains.
D. E. SICKLES,
HEADQUARTERS THIRD CORPS, December 8, 1862.
Brigadier-General, Commanding Corps.
HEADQUARTERS CENTER GRAND DIVISION,
Camp near Potomac Creek, Va., December 9, 1862.
Respectfully referred to Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey, chief quartermaster center grand division.
By command of Major-General Hooker:
QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE, CENTER GRAND DIVISION, December 10, 1862.
I was assured at general headquarters to-day, by Colonel Myers, that as soon as the pontoon train was unloaded from the wagons, fifty, or the number ordered on requisition approved by Captain Morford, should be immediately transferred to the Third Corps. I still think this will be done.
JOHN S. GODFREY,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Quartermaster Center Grand Division.
HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. General 'S OFFICE,
No. 360. Washington, December 6, 1862.
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VII. Brigadier Gens. Henry Prince and Gershom Mott, U. S. Volunteers, are assigned to duty in the Army of the Potomac, and will report to the general commanding.
By command of Major-General Halleck:
E. D. TOWNSEND,