War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 1030 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 26, 1864-10.15 p. m.

Lieutenant-Colonel COMSTOCK,

City Point:

The battalion of the First New York Volunteer Engineers came with the Tenth Corps and I presumed went with it when relieve. I find, however, upon inquire that two companies remained with Captain Gillespie; by whose authority detained I don't know. I have ordered them to be at once sent to General Butler.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

September 26, 1864.

Major-General HUMPHREYS,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: A deserter from the Fifth Alabama Battalion, provost guard of A. p. Hill's corps, came into the lines of Major-General Warren, west side of the Weldon railroad, early this a. m. He left his battalion last evening about half a mile above the Canal Basin, near the canal. This is the camp where conscripts are received for A. P. Hill's corps. Informant states that conscripts are arriving in small numbers; some days as many as fifteen or twenty and many days none at all. Those sent to the other corps are not received at this place; no signs of a move when informant left; no re-enforcements received of late. Conscript deserter from the Forty-eighth Georgia Regiment, Wright's brigade, came into the lines of the Ninth Army Corps this morning; has been with the army only a week; can give no information other than that no movements are going in his division, Mahone's.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers C. BABCOCK.

PLANK ROAD STATION,

September 26, 1864-before sunrise.

Major FISHER:

The enemy's line and camps in our immediate front apparently unchanged, although dimly seen on account of fog. The roads on the left yet visible.

H. W. FULTON,

Sergeant.

FRIEND'S HOUSE, September 26, 1864-11.45 a. m.

Major FISHER:

A large camp southwest of Cemetery Hill disappeared last night or this morning. About 250 infantry passed through the city moving to our left.

JORDAN,

Sergeant.