War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0978 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 23, 1864-11 a.m. (Received 11.10 a.m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

The quiet of the lines not been disturbed during the past twenty-four hours. The Second Cavalry Division have been placed on duty, and, in connection with Kautz's division, are watching and picketing the country from the Jerusalem plank road to the James;the infantry picketing the rear from the Jerusalem plank road to the Weldon railroad.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 23, 1864-11.30 a.m. (Received 11.40 a.m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The signal officer on Weldon railroad reports that at 10.20 a.m. to-day six regiments of infantry, followed by three ambulances, moved to our left on the Squirrel Level road. I have a copy of the Richmond Enquirer of the 22nd with an official dispatch from Lee reporting the falling back of Early from Winchester to Fisher's Hill, and acknowledging the death of Generals Rodes and Godwin, and the wounding of Fitz Lee. The losses reported to be severe. Three pieces of artillery were lost, but the trains and supplies brought off safely.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, September 23, 1864.

General MEADE:

Order a salute of 100 guns, shotted, at daylight to-morrow morning in honor of Sheridan's second great victory.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

(Same to General Butler).

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 23, 1864-10 p.m.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

I congratulate you and the country most heartily on the glorious news from Sheridan. I have ordered a salute of 100 shotted guns from Hancock's batteries, the center of my line, at sunrise to-morrow.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

September 23, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: A deserter from the Fourteenth Alabama, Sanders' brigade, of Mahone's division, came into the lines of the Second Army Corps last evening on the Jerusalem plank road. He states that most