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HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

City Point, September 30, 1864.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Army Corps:

The lieutenant-general desires that you send Colonel Humphrey down here to-night. The general wishes to assign him to the command of a division in Eighteenth Corps in place of Stannard, wounded to-day. He will give him back to you again. I think he will be a fine man for the division, will he not?

O. E. BABCOCK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 30, 1864-9 a. m. (Received 9.20 a. m.)

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

General Warren is ordered to move out the Poplar Spring Church road and endeavor to secure the intersection of the Squirrel Level road. The commanding general directs that you move out after and co-operate with him in endeavoring to secure a position on the right of the enemy's position. Try to open a rout e across the swamp to vicinity of Miss Pegram's, below Poplar Spring Church, and take post on Warren's left. Gregg will be directed to move out to Wilkinson's.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS NINTH CORPS,

Poplar Spring Church, September 30, 1864-1 p. m.

General MEADE:

I am now close up with Warren. Am cutting a road from Smith's to the westward, pressing to the south of Warren. Warren has just advanced, and I am ready to support him, if necessary.

Yours,

JNumbers G. PARKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

September 30, 1864-7.45 p. m.

Major-General PARKE,

Commanding Ninth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you occupy the intrenchments taken from the enemy to-day, your right on the redoubt in Peebles' field and the left on the swamp. You should hold across the road running past Peebles' toward J. Hawks' or J. Smith's and intrench.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

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