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corps was on their left. Specific information respecting Pickett's division, of Longstreet's corps, and Wilcox's division, of Hill's corps, and Beauregard's command may be obtained from General Butler's department.

A. A. HUMPHREYS.

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, VA., July 13, 1864-8.30 p.m.

(Received 7.45 a.m. 14th.)

Bvt. Major General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General:

Forage does not come forward fast enough. There are but a very few vessels in the river. I beg you to compel the proper officers to push it forward direct to this point.

RUFUS INGALLS.

Brigadier-General and Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL

July 13, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Five deserters from the First and Second Florida Battalions, the Fifth Florida Regiment, of Finegan's brigade, Mahone's division, were forwarded from the Fifth Corps headquarters this a.m. They came into our lines about 3 o'clock this a.m. They report that Wright's brigade returned from the right yesterday morning and took position in the rear of Mahone's division. That Heth's division came back at the same time and took their old position on the right of the line. This was currently reported, none of informants having seen any of Heth's troops returned. The Florida brigade numbers about 1,000 men for duty. There is a general disposition to desert in the new Florida regiments, but fear of being caught prevents them. The position of Mahone's division was as follows last evening:

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Since the arrival of the above two deserters from Mahone's division have been forwarded from the Fifth Corps. One from the Ninth Florida, Finegan's brigade, brings no additional information, but corroborates the above. One from the Forty-eighth Mississippi, Harris' brig-

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