War of the Rebellion: Serial 082 Page 0556 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N.C. Chapter LII.

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Fourth Florida Battalions have been consolidated into two regiments, the Tenth, commanded by Colonel Hopkins; the Eleventh, commanded by Colonel Brevard. The Florida brigade is now composed of the Second, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Regiments, averaging about 200 for duty.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant

JNumbers C. BABCOCK,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

July 28, 1864

General HUMPHREYS:

A deserter from the Second Florida came in about 10 o'clock last night. He brings the following additional information: That Wright's brigade moved last evening to the right, and relieved Heth's division, which marched to the north side of the Appomattox. This was generally understood in informant's brigade. Does not know of any other movement. The following telegram has been received from Colonel Sharpe, at City Point:

Received last night one captain and nine men from Second Corps. They were from Kershaw's and Bryan's brigades, McLaws' division. Marched from Petersburg over the James Monday evening. McGowan and Lane, of Wilcox's division, Hill's corps, were also there as well as the Tennessee brigade, of Beauregard's corps. The four-gun battery belonged to Ewell's corps, left behind by Early on account of size. They are the same guns lately used up and down the river against our vessels. Prisoners claim they have information that Early has again reached the Potomac. They do not expect to win at Atlanta.

NOTE.- A duplicate of above telegram forwarded to General Grant by Colonel Sharpe.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers C. BABCOCK.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

July 28, 1864

Major-General HUMPHREYS:

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: Two more deserters received from Finegan's (Florida) brigade; came in about 12 o'clock last night. They corroborate the report of the movement of Heth's division across the Appomattox yesterday noon, and the movement of Wright's brigade to the right. Have nothing additional.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers C. BABCOCK,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC

OFFICE OF PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL.

July 28, 1864

[General HUMPHREYS:]

GENERAL: Three contrabands left Emmit's [Emmon's] Mill last night about 9 o'clock, two miles southeast of Reams' Station. They have been servants for officers in the Seventh Georgia Cavalry and