War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0642 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 1, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report all quiet along my line during the past twenty-four hours. Small scouting parties were sent out from each division and report the enemy from three-quarters to one mile from our picket-line. The redoubt at the Chimneys is not yet completed. The infantry parapet on right of this work will be changed, and I purpose making a strong parapet on the line to be staked out by the engineers.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 1, 1864 - 2.10 p. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

Major-General Meade will leave these headquarters at 3 p. m., to be absent from the army a week. In his absence the command of the army will devolve on you as senior officer, and he suggests that you make your headquarters at this place during his absence.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 1, 1864 - 2.15 p. m.

Major General J. G. PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that you can carry into effect the order of to-day requiring the reorganization of your corps into three divisions without further reference of the subject to these headquarters. The commanding general desires, however, that General White be designated as the commander of the colored division.

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

September 1, 1864 - 3 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

General Ferrero has just reported that the cavalry in his rear are skirmishing with the enemy pretty heavily.

JNO. G. PARKE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS NINTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 160.

September 1, 1864.

I. In pursuance of paragraph 2, Special Orders, Numbers 236, headquarters Army of the Potomac, dated September 1, 1864, the First Division of this corps is hereby discontinued and the regiments comprising it