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left Lee's army. All the evidence concerning, it is Field's and Kershaw's divisions are on this side the river, between Hill and Beauregard; Pickett's division on the north side of the Appomattox.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

JULY 15, 1864.

Brigadier-General RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, Armies in the Field:

The following report from the provost-marshal-general's office is sent as the last information of the kind received.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL, July 15, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: A deserter from the Eighth Alabama, Sanders' brigade, Mahone's division, has just been forwarded from the headquarters of the Fifth Corps. He came into our line last evening about an hour after dark. He states that he has been out on picket since day before yesterday morning, and up to that time no movements had taken place anywhere on the line, to his knowledge. It was rumored that Longstreet's corps was going to Maryland, and that Hill's corps would move farther to the left and occupy Longstreet's position. A man that left the lines about dark last night to bring rations to the pickets brought no information that any movements had been made. He does not know the whereabouts of Wilcox's division, of A. P. Hill's corps. He saw General Willcox about a week ago riding along the line. Heth's division was on the right when he came on picket. He does not possess any other information of importance.

Very respectfully,

J. C. BABCOK.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH CORPS, July 15, 1864-4 p.m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

Your note in reference to Tenth Corps was received and referred to General Humphreys while I was on the lines. The general will take the matter into consideration, and by the time I return to my headquarters I will advise you of his decision.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, July 15, 1864-6 p.m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

General Sheridan is here. He fears that unless the infantry accompanies him to Weldon, that his return will be so obstructed as to force