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SEPTEMBER 1, 1864 - 6.30 p. m.

Major B. F. FISHER,

Chief Signal Officer:

Considerable dust this a. m. to south and west of city, but no movement of troops can be seen. The usual quiet all along the lines.

A. C. JORDAN,

Sergeant.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Numbers 85.

City Point, Va., September 1, 1864.

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2. On surgeon's certificate of disability leave of absence for twenty-five days is hereby granted Brigadier General Rufus Ingalls, chief quartermaster, Armies operating against Richmond, to take effect on the 5th of September next.

3. Colonel P. P. Pitkin, chief quartermaster of the City Point depot, is announced as acting chief quartermaster of the Armies operating against Richmond during the absence of General Ingalls.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Numbers 236.

September 1, 1864.

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2. The Fifth and Ninth Corps will, with as little delay as practicable, be each reorganized into three divisions. In the Fifth Corps one of the divisions will be composed exclusively of the troops composing the old First Army Corps, except that the corps commander is authorized, if he thinks it best, to assign the Maryland troops in his command which belonged to the First Corps to the other divisions to be formed. In the Ninth Corps the First Division will be broken up and the regiments composing it transferred to the Second and Third Divisions. Before carrying into effect the arrangement above directed the commanders of the Fifth and Ninth Corps will submit to the major-general commanding their projects for the reorganization of their corps, giving the disposition proposed to be made of the general and staff officers whose positions may be changed and the names of such officers, if any, as may be rendered supernumerary.

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10. During the temporary absence of the major-general commanding the command of the troops operating against Petersburg south of the Appomattox devolves upon Major General J. G. Parke, the senior officer present.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.