War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0626 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 1, 1864 - 1 p. m.

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Your telegram just received. I will be ready to leave this evening with Ingalls, and will endeavor to return before the end of the week. Whom shall I leave in command during my absence? Major-General Parke is the ranking officer.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, September 1, 1864.

(Received 2.30 p. m.)

Major-General MEADE:

General Parke, being the senior officer, will be left in command.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 1, 1864 - 3.05 p. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

General Meade has left. Shall I notify General Hancock and General Warren of what General Ferrero reports and tell them to get their reserves under arms?

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 1, 1864.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

Please notify Generals Hancock and Warren of General Ferrero's report and have them get their reserves under arms. Ferrero is at the Gurley house. Are you in telegraphic communication with General Gregg or the commanding officer of the cavalry?

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 1, 1864 - 3 p. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Army of the Potomac:

We have no telegraphic communication with General Gregg, whose headquarters are on the plank road beyond the Williams house. General Gregg has just got here. He left his headquarters at 2 o'clock, when everything was quiet. I have sent a staff officer to inquire about it.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.